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How does Zoom to EBC! works?

  • Zoom to EBC! is a virtual reality trek to Everest Base Camp (EBC).  It was conceived to bring people from around the world together in solidarity in this time of solitude.  It also serves to raise funds for mental health caregiving.

  • The total distance from Lukla to EBC is about 65km.  It takes approximately 9 days to reach EBC.

  • The elevation gain is from 2800m (Lukla) to 5380m (EBC).

  • Taking into account the Distance, Time and Elevation, the Effort is computed to be 20 seconds per floor (this is proven to be absolutely unscientific but it's fun!).

  • For example, the actual distance from Lukla to Phakding is 7.5km and the actual trekking time is 3 hours.  You will need to climb 540 floors (not steps) in order to “complete” this stage of the trek.

  • For those who prefer to run, we have unscientifically determined that a factor of 8 mins/km will be used.  For example, the actual trekking time from Lukla to Phakding is 3 hours.  Your target is to run 22.5km in order to complete Stage 1.

  • Zoom to EBC! comprise of 9 stages, and each stage will take one week to complete.  Starting from 8 April 2020, we aim to "reach" EBC on 8 June 2020 by climbing 6,000 floors! or running 250km!

  • Sutat, Swee Chiow and the Story Teller will be hosting a Zoom call every Wednesday at 8pm for the next 9 weeks to encourage each other.  We will be sharing great photos and stories as you start your climbs for the week.  The Zoom link is here.

  • Jio your friends and colleagues to take part in Zoom to EBC! and encourage them to donate $1 to Caregivers Alliance for every floor that they climb.

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6,000 floors in 9 weeks or run 250km in 9 weeks

1. Lukla to Phakding: 7.5 km, 3 hours, 540 floors (run 22.5km)

2. Phakding to Namche Bazaar: 7.4km, 4 hours, 720 floors (run 30km)

3. Acclimatisation at Namche Bazaar: 4 hours, 720 floors (run 30km)

4. Namche Bazaar to Tengboche: 9.2km, 4 hours, 720 floors (run 30km)

5. Tengboche to Dingboche: 10.8km, 3.4 hours, 600 floors (run 25km)

6. Acclimatisation at Dingboche: 6 hours, 1,080 floors (run 45km)

7. Dingboche to Lobuche: 8.4km, 4 hours, 720 floors (run 30km)

8. Lobuche to Gorak Shep: 4.3km, 3 hours, 540 floors (run 22.5km)

9. Gorak Shep to EBC: 3.5km, 2 hours, 360 floors (run 15km)

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Safe Social Distancing

  • Please observe safe social distancing rules when climbing your floors.

  • Don't climb in groups.  

  • Please climb in your own apartment block or home.

  • Remember to keep hydrated when climbing.

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