September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month — and it’s also the second MPC2019 Challenge Month. To observe this happy coincidence, MPC and Bloodwise have, once again, designed a challenge for all Peakers.
MPC’s roots lie somewhere at the top of a Munro (a Scottish mountain measuring more than 3,000 feet). But we know that not everyone can, or even would like to, attempt to summit one. Last year, we challenged you to accumulate the equivalent number of steps to virtually summit one or more Munros.
This year, we’re, ahem, *heightening* the challenge! The Seven Summits comprise the highest mountain on each continent. Climbing all of them is a well-known challenge for adventure-seekers worldwide, so to acknowledge the global nature of our MPC community and to make this challenge month super special, we’re challenging you to accumulate the equivalent number of steps to summit one or all of them.
Welcome to the Munro Step Challenge!
To get involved, choose one or more summits from our handy downloadable guide (see link below) and commit to walking the designated number of steps in the month of September. It’s up to you if you’d like to make those steps vertical (as in up stairs or up a local mountain) or horizontal (on a treadmill or simply on the roads around your home). Support your efforts by making a direct donation via our Bloodwise JustGiving page. Involve your family and friends to sponsor you for each mountain you cross off the list!
It is customary to celebrate having summited a mountain (and to prepare for the journey back down) with a dram of whisky. While you’ll have to provide the whisky yourself, we at MPC and Bloodwise will certainly be toasting you and your efforts to beat blood cancer, one step at a time.
Munro Step Challenge Details
Click the image below to download the Munro Step Challenge PDF. Happy stepping!