With coronavirus stopping expeditions to Everest a group of UK climbers have completed a virtual expedition.
The team ascended 5,364 metres over five days during an indoor mountain climbing challenge. This is the same as getting to Base Camp.
Going up and down their own up stairs, back steps, even up ladders the team completed the 5,364 metres of virtical climb needed.
It took the group 5 days.
Rory Southworth decided to organise a group challenge after receiving positive feedback online for three solo hikes during the first week of lockdown.
Southworth has been posting photos of himself fully kitted out while ascending the stairs or eating his dinner in his tent pitched in his living room.
Southworth, who hasn’t done the trek in real life, says next week’s challenge is to trek the remaining 3,484 metres to the summit of Everest.