Climbing steps is something I had to re-learn last year after my relapse. I had to re-learn how to use my legs and core to do something I had always taken for granted.
I’ve done a lot of work strengthening my legs and now I’m just about recovered from that awful dragging virus, I am back in the gym. I found that the stair treadmill has a “Famous steps” option and it set off some happy bells in my mind… I have already climbed both the Leaning Tower pf Pisa and the Eiffel Tower!
Apparently, the internet does not have such a thing as a list of famous buildings, monuments etc with numbers of steps you can climb – so I thought I might start my own! Cue a bunch of googling for inspiration and step facts…
Done – I’m only counting ones I’ve done since I got MS:
- 121 steps – Tyndale Monument, Gloucestershire. (I’ve done this one in person!)
- 296 steps – Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy.
- 360 steps – Taj Mahal, India.
Ideas for new challenges – famous steps I haven’t done yet! (or at least *not done since the “before times”)
- 137 steps – Spanish Steps, Rome
- 148 steps – Tintagel Castle, Cornwall*
- 154 steps – Statue of Liberty, New York
- 192 steps – Potemkin Stairs, Odessa, Ukraine
- 274 steps – Jacob’s Ladder, Cheddar, Somerset*
- 300 steps – Montmartre, Paris*
- 334 steps – Big Ben, London
- 720 steps – Great Pyramids, Egypt
- 1665 – Eiffel Tower, Paris
- 1860 – Empire State Building, USA
Perhaps I will come up with more ideas another day! 🙂