Taking the stairs

Floors climbed

Since coronavirus spread during this year, neighbors don't want to share the elevator for obvious reasons, and I don't want to wait for more than 5 minutes to go back home.

As the elevator is slow and I'm impatient, I decided to take the stairs instead of waiting.

I live on the 5th floor of an 8-floor building. If I don't carry things with me, it's not a big deal.

Yesterday I took a look at the health app on my phone, and I was surprised: I've climbed an average of 6 steps per day in 2020. This makes a total of 2190 steps or an equivalent of 6570 m.

It's quite a lot. To put things into perspective, the Sickle Moon Peak is located in the Kishtwar Himalaya, and it's 6574 m high.

On paper, I've climbed a peak of the Himalayas without even noticing it.

Considering that most days in 2020 I've stayed at home and I didn't climb any stairs, it's a good mark. What if I avoided elevators from now on?

Hi, I'm Erik, an engineer from Barcelona. If you like the post or have any comments, say hi.