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Everest Challenge

This week sees the start of a challenge which will leave our patients on top of the world.

Our creative Physiotherapy Team will help inpatients step into 2021 by climbing steps or staircases at St Michael’s.

Working as a team, the aim is reach various global landmarks on the way to the ultimate goal – the summit of Mount Everest, which is 58,070 steps.

‘Stair climbing and step-ups is such a good exercise,’ said Specialist Physiotherapist, Lucie Davies.

‘It is functional, good for lower limb strengthening and maintenance, helps with co-ordination, and is good for the cardio-vascular system.’ 

One of the first taking part was Marylene, who is pictured with Jane, our Therapy Assistant.

On their way to Everest, patients will aim to reach a series of landmarks, including Big Ben (632 steps), the Empire State building (1,860) and Mount Kilimanjaro (38,680).

It follows similar challenges which have seen our inpatients climb the equivalent height of Britain’s three highest peaks, and ‘virtually’ cycle the British coastline.  

Lucie says she hopes the landmarks challenge might also evoke some memories amongst patients who might have visited some of the famous places.

We’ll keep you posted with their journeys.

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