Famous steps

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! 🙂


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