The 14 8000s START

I’ve been working fulltime since May 2021 and I’ve found it difficult to keep up with my fitness training. I decided I needed a goal and came up with climbing the fourteen highest peaks on earth via my HIIT machine, which I bought a few months ago. It took a bit of planning, but if I start on the 14th of March, I am scheduled to finish by the 20th of June.                           

The whole thing is 115 993 vertical metres and will take 77 hours and 16 minutes to complete. It takes around 40 minutes to do 1000 vertical metres, so I based all my measurements on that. I still have other fitness goals, like building muscles, so I will tackle some of the peaks while carrying a pack and/or strap-on weights. Another fitness goal is to attain an extreme fitness level, so I will measure my 5km running time and associated max and avg heart rates as indicators. I chose the 5km run because I have good historical data for that as I’ve been doing it regularly for 6 years now.

I’ll start with peak number 14 on this list:

  1. Everest 8848m
  2. K2 8611m
  3. Kanchenjunga 8586m
  4. Lhotse 8616m
  5. Makalu 8463m
  6. Cho Oyu 8201m
  7. Duaulariri 8167m
  8. Manaslu 8163m
  9. Nanga Parbat 8125m
  10. Annapurna I 8091m
  11. Gasherbrum I 8068m
  12. Broad Peak 8047m
  13. Gasherbrum II 8035m
  14. Shishapangma 8012m

My Starting stats are:

Weight: 69.3kg

Waist: 85cm

Hips: 94cm

Biceps: 28.5cm

Forearms: 25cm

Upper legs: 58cm

Quad: 52cm

Calf: 38cm

I’ll update this once a month.