UPDATE: We did it! The elevation of Mt. Everest (and then some) was conquered in under 15 hours on April 26th. Thank you to everyone who supported and thank you to healthcare professionals at St. Michael’s Hospital, as well as those across Canada taking on COVID-19. Your personal sacrifices and national pride are not going unnoticed.
Total elevation: 8,901m (Mt. Everest 8,846m)
Avg gradient: ~10.5%
Riding time: 12 hrs 40 mins
Total time: 14 hrs 56 mins
Calories burned: 7,769-10,000
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Thank you for your interest in making a difference to support COVID-19 relief efforts. My name is Peter and I am looking for your help to raise money for urgent needs at St. Michael's Hospital. The hospital’s frontline staff are working around the clock to combat the effects of this pandemic in our community, and they need our support through this difficult time.
Here is how we can raise funds together:
On Sunday April 26th, I will hop onto my indoor bike trainer which will be connected to a training app called Zwift.
For every dollar you donate, I will climb 1 metre on Zwift's notorious training route, "Alpe Du Zwift". The climb is 1,036 metres, and I hope to challenge it AT LEAST 5 times with a goal of climbing the same elevation of Mount Everest. If donations exceed my goal of $5000, I will have to climb further!
If you would like to tune-in to the action, parts of this gruelling effort will be posted live (link will be sent to supporters prior to the event). Thank you for your donation and challenging me on my bike to raise much needed funds. Stay safe.