The Virtual Kilimanjaro Challenge Climb is now complete!
Over the past 30 days, BISH Students, Parents and Staff have been attempting to virtually climb Africa’s highest mountain, by taking 93,000 steps and climbing 1,900 floors.
There has been great house spirit and teamwork shown, as climbers collect house points on the way to the top.
As with all house challenges, one house has to come out on top. After a last-minute surge, Earth have overtaken Water to win the challenge!
Whether the climbers reached the summit or not, we are very grateful to them for taking part – there have been millions of steps and over 100,000 floors climbed collectively over the past few weeks. We are also thankful to the hard work of Year 12 students, Will and Cole, who have helped to manage the house challenge from start to finish.
We would like to congratulate the following solo participants and family teams who reached the summit within 30 days:
Reaching the summit in air house, congratulations to:
Solos: Carol, Debbie, Petra & Scott J
Reaching the summit in earth house, congratulations to:
Families: Boots, Koster, Garcia, Gimenez & Vind
Reaching the summit in fire house, congratulations to:
Solos: Alexander, Fran, Kayden, Karen, Ryan, Tracy & Valerie
Families: Graham & Jamieson
Reaching the summit in water house, congratulations to:
Solos: Annette, Cerys, Daniel, Irina, Rachel, Rebecca, Sarah & Zevi
Families: Betteridge, Dasgupta, Gill & Tuazon
For those very ambitious among us, the top 3 fastest finishers in each category:
1st: Alexander (fire), Zevi (water)
2nd: Ryan (fire)
3rd: Rachel (water), Tracy (fire), Viola (earth)
1st: Gimenez (earth)
2nd: Koster (earth)
3rd: Betteridge (water), Boots (earth), Vind earth)
There are further breakdowns in the attached totals spreadsheet e.g. those achieving the highest 1-day step and floor counts.
Now for a final round up of the house scores.
In a surprise finish, Earth House have overtaken Water and have won the challenge!
Final scores are as follows:
Number of Steps:
1st: Earth 7,595550
2nd: Water 7,416447
3rd: Air 4,922468
4th: Fire 4,835923
Number of Floors:
1st: Earth 38,111
2nd: Water 30,046
3rd: Fire 22,100
4th: Air 13,498
A special shout out to William (Y12). Will has been responsible for running the spreadsheets, including calculating all of our running totals. Also shout out to Cole (Y12) who has been in charge of the promotional videos for the challenge.
Thank you so much again for taking part in the Virtual Kilimanjaro Climb.
Have a wonderful summer,
-Your Kilimanjaro Challenge Team