Ricky Munday

Having previously summiteed Everest in 2018, I'm now attempting to climb the equivalent of the world's fourteen 8,000m peaks on my stairs at home during the COVID-19 lockdown to raise funds to provide free online inspirational Zoom talks to hub schools across the UK to support vulnerable young people and the children of key workers.

I'll be climbing the set of 13 stairs in my house a total of 43,765 times, equating to 568,939 steps in total!

I'll begin my challenge on Monday 6th April and will attempt to complete it before the end of May. The amazing world record time for completing the world's fourteen 8,000m peaks of 6 months & 6 days was set in 2019 by Nirmal “Nims” Purja MBE. This smashed the previous record by 8 years!

I'll aim to climb the equivalent of sea level to the summit of each peak within 55 days, with a target of over 2,000m per day!

Peak Height (m) Height (ft) Location First Ascent Circuits Steps
Everest 8,848 29,029 Nepal/China 29-May-53 3,339 43,405
K2 8,614 28,261 Pakistan 31-Jul-54 3,251 42,257
Kangchenjunga 8,586 28,169 Nepal/India 25-May-55 3,240 42,120
Lhotse 8,516 27,940 Nepal/China 18-May-56 3,214 41,777
Makalu 8,485 27,838 Nepal/China 15-May-55 3,202 41,625
Cho Oyu 8,188 26,864 Nepal/China 19-Oct-54 3,090 40,168
Dhaulagiri I 8,167 26,795 Nepal 13-May-60 3,082 40,065
Manaslu 8,163 26,781 Nepal 09-May-56 3,080 40,045
Nanga Parbat 8,125 26,657 Pakistan 03-Jul-53 3,066 39,858
Annapurna I 8,091 26,545 Nepal 03-Jun-50 3,053 39,692
Gasherbrum I 8,080 26,510 Pakistan/China 05-Jul-58 3,049 39,638
Broad Peak 8,051 26,414 Pakistan/China 09-Jun-57 3,038 39,495
Gasherbrum II 8,035 26,362 Pakistan/China 07-Jul-56 3,032 39,417
Shishapangma 8,027 26,335 China 02-May-64 3,029 39,378
Total Height 115,976 380,500 Total 43,765 568,939

Ricky Munday