How do I track my KM
Track your kilometers by connecting with Strava. Strava is a free app that tracks your daily runs, walks, bikes, and most important snowshoe KM and routes.
New to Strava? Click here for a quick step by step guide to join our 7 Summits Snowshoe Challenge Strava Group
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Coming Soon – How to connect your fundraising portal to Strava Video
How does the Virtual 7 Summits Snowshoe Challenge work?
In the month of February, participants will commit to snowshoe at their own pace, a distance equal to at least one of the tallest peaks in the world. Want a bigger challenge? Complete all 7 summits!
It’s completely up to you how many summits you complete. You have 28 days to do as many as you can!
Who can participate?
Everyone is welcome to participate, as a team or solo. We encourage corporate teams, friends and families, to get together and support the melanoma and skin cancer patient community.
Is there a minimum distance that I must snowshoe?
There is no minimum distance to snowshoe. From the worlds’ tallest 14 peaks, pick 7! Make it easy or make it more challenging and go the longest distance. The choice is yours!
- Shishapganma 8km
- Gasherbrum II 8km
- Broad Peak 8km
- Gasherbrum I 8km
- Annapurna I 8km
- Nanga Parbat 8.1km
- Manaslu 8.1km
- Dhaulagiri 8.1km
- Cho Oyu 8.2km
- Makalu 8.4km
- Lhotse 8.5km
- Kanchenjunga 8.5km
- K2 8.6km
- Everest – 8.84km
I don’t own snowshoes, can I walk, run, or cycle the distance?
Sure! This challenge is about being active in the winter while being sun safe.
Is there a fundraising requirement?
There is no minimum fundraising requirement to participate in the Virtual 7 Summits Snowshoe Challenge however, there are some great rewards for those that do!
How much do I need to raise to qualify for the fundraising rewards?
Help raise funds to support those living with melanoma and skin cancer and get some great rewards.
Raise $250 – receive a neck warmer
Raise $500 – receive a pair of Columbia Sportswear socks
Raise $1,000 – receive a Columbia Sportswear backpack
Note: fundraising rewards are based on individual fundraising efforts, only the participant who raised the funds is eligible. If you have any questions please contact Falyn Katz.
When will I receive my fundraising rewards?
Fundraising rewards will be available as of February 2022. Each time you hit a reward level your fundraising reward will be mailed to you within 14 days.
Is there a registration fee?
Each participant must make a self-donation of $43.29, that’s just $1 for every km in the 7 summits, in order to participate. The great news is that because it’s a donation you will receive a $30 tax receipt and it will be counted towards your overall fundraising.