Papamoa take on Mt Everest challenge as part of pre-season training

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Papamoa’s senior players are doing more than most in their efforts to prepare for the 2023 season by entering a team into their local Mount Everest Challenge.

The challenge requires participants to walk up Mount Maunganui 38 times in 50 days, between February 12 and April 2.

The cumulative distance from the 38 trips up the mount is the equivalent climb of Mt Everest.

Main photo: The view from the top of the Mount. Photo: Tourism New Zealand.

As well as helping players get fit, the challenge raises money for the Live for More charitable trust which helps young people to empower them and live positive lives.

Papamoa FC, whose first team will play in the newly-formed Lotto NRFL Southern Conference this year, has pledged to raise $3,000 from its efforts.

Donations to support the club’s efforts can be made at their Givealittle page here >>>>

Not content with this challenge, Papamoa have already indicated an interest in more challenges, including the Oxfam Trailwalker Event (50km) and the New Zealand Masters’ Games in 2024.

In October 2022, three Hamilton Wanderers players completed the Everest Challenge in 24 hours, reaching the summit every 37 minutes and climbing the Mount 38 times.

Xavier Pratt, Aaron Bayliss and Brock Messenger raised more than $13,500 for the Mental Health Foundation through their efforts.

READ MORE: Hamilton Wanderers players on track to take charity effort to new peaks >>>>

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