Climb Everest, Conquer Arthritis: Virtual Everest 2017

September 1, 2017

Ken HudsonThe Arthritis Society is moving mountains for those living with arthritis!

This November challenge yourself, your friends and your family to create a team, or challenge each other individually, to reach new heights to create funds and awareness for Nova Scotians living with arthritis. Since it’s inception in 2013, Virtual Everest has quickly grown into a fall highlight for many groups, corporations and fitness enthusiasts - becoming one of The Arthritis Society's most publicized events in Canada!

Virtual Everest’s planning committee, chaired by Eric (Sonny) Wilson of PNG and Fitness FX, is busy planning and preparing in hopes to hosting the most successful Virtual Everest yet!

“I had heard about the Arthritis Society's Virtual Everest event from a friend a few years ago. It sounded fun, so I created a team and participated. I've been hooked ever since,” explains Sonny. 

“When I was asked to chair the committee this year, it was a no-brainer. I have already recruited new committee members from various walks of life, to help inject fresh ideas and connections, and hopefully make the event even more successful than last year.”

Virtual Everest, unique to Nova Scotia, challenges participants to climb Citadel Hill National Historic Site 80 times, a total of 8848m, simulating the elevation from sea level to summit of Mount Everest. It’s a real challenge, for an important cause, and a whole lot of fun! 

Register Today!