Thanks for visiting Kuta Outdoors.
The team at KO have found ourselves (for now) with very few clients and almost zero income, we will get through this but sadly many won’t – our temporary financial woes are nothing compared with the woes of those who are suffering from Covid 19 – our thoughts are with them and their families.
Whilst we are all confined to our homes, wouldn’t it be a good idea to remain fit?
or for those who haven’t quite got to being fit now may be a great time to do so..
The KO Covid 19 Home Stairs Challenge 2020
What is it?
A series of easy to hard step challenges that will get your heart and lung rate up, strengthen your legs, back and upper torso.
What does it entail?
Earning Bronze Silver and Gold level certificates (which we will send to you) by taking on some of the UK’s most iconic peaks… Ok, you won’t actually be walking them for real, it’s sort of virtual, yep from home…that sort of virtual.
We have worked out how many steps you will need to do the steep stuff on each peak and then we have converted that into the number of times that are needed to get up and down a typical set of stairs at home. We haven’t given much thought about how to do this challenge if you live in a bungalow or a high rise set of flats (although that could be brilliant for this type of challenge, assuming there aren’t others on the stairs and you have someone watching for you)
How does that work out?
An average set of stairs at most peoples home usually has 15 of them, some have more, some less – whatever it is you will simply divide the number by the distance number that we have provided below.
Can I cheat
Yes, fill your boots, of course you can – we often take short cuts on treks where it is appropriate, but really? Don’t cheat – just. . . do it.
What are the challenges
Earn a Bronze certificate
Our first and moderately easy stairs challenge is Roseberry Topping.
RT is a delightful knoll that sits in the North East of England not far from Middlesbrough, a very popular trek, nice and steep although a very short walk in comparison with others on our list – none the less a great challenge to get the legs going. See how you get on and let us know when you have completed it.
Roseberry Topping Height 100 Distance 800 number of times up and down the stairs 54
Remember if you have more or less stairs than 15 simply divide that number into the distance, that will give you the number of times that you need to get up and down your stairs and complete the challenge.
Share your efforts with us on the KO Facebook page here:
The Yorkshire 3 Peaks (We love this place) SILVER certificate (you must complete all 3)
Pen Y Ghent Height 694 Distance 3135 number of times up and down the stairs 209
Whernside Height 736 Distance 3960 number of times up and down the stairs 264
Ingleborough Height 724 Distance 2167 number of times up and down the stairs 144
The National 3 Peaks (Without the driving) GOLD certificate (you must complete all 3)
Ben Nevis Height 1344 Distance 7678 number of times up and down the stairs 512
Sca Fell Pike Height 978 Distance 3630 number of times up and down the stairs 242
Snowdon Height 1085 Distance 5786 number of times up and down the stairs 386
The challenges are tough, you will lose count of the times that you zip up and down so have a way of recording your efforts, having a chart with a marker pen or notepad at the top or bottom of the steps. You may get bored, happens, so stick on some funky tunes and shake it up, listen to music that you haven’t heard before, try other playlists.. make it harder wear your hiking pack and go for the maximum hard core challenge by having either 10, 25 or 35lb of weight in your pack – or don’t, your choice.
Be safe, the above challenges are tough, break up your sessions, do them in bursts, take your time, have fluids available and a first aid kit – if you have any concerns about feeling dizzy or unable to complete the challenges then stop, do not go any further or do not take part. This is a light hearted approach to adding some purpose to your confinement, do take part, get others in on it and if you wish to use the challenges to raise money then let us know as we may support you (we can’t support everyone, our income has done a runner)
On the matter of sponsorship – the majority of our clients are charities and they are desperate for funds, with most of their events cancelled this virus will cause many to cease delivering precious services – so do find one, pick your own or choose from any of the charities that we have assisted – they will be delighted that you are stepping up (excuse the pun).
Send us your stair challenge photos – any that we publish may also get a freebie (we have a few outdoor bits n pieces that will give to some lucky peeps once isolation is over) so, here we go – set your target, clear the stairs, get your PT kit on and grab a certificate or three…
If you wish to make a donation to KO please do so here although it is not a fee or requirement to take part.