For the longest time, I’m been waiting for an app that could map out a virtual climb of a mountain on the stairs at home. Earlier on, I’ve tried Stridekick, but this app is only good for counting horizontal steps. It only registered about 3,000 steps after I’ve done 5 laps on my apartment block. Stridekick is only good for mapping horizontal steps and not vertical ones.
I got quite excited when I found an app called Stair We Go. They store a database of landmarks and mountains and seemed to be able to map your virtual climb of a mountain based on the number of steps you cover. To climb more than 320 feet, you need the paid version of the app. It costs USD3.98 to activate the full version, but the full version is nothing more than a simple calculator. You manually enter the number of steps you have climbed and the altitude gain is simply added to your cumulative height gain. Yes, you can enter any number you like and cheat your way through.
For Everest for instance, they don’t even have milestones like base camp, Camp 1, South Col, Hillary Step for instance. It’s just a simple calculator! I’m disappointed to say the least. Don’t bother to install it and definitely don’t pay for it.