Take the Stairs 2017 – Harvard University Wide Campaign


Wednesday, March 15, 2017 (All day)



Take the Stairs is an annual team-based campaign to encourage and support movement throughout the Harvard community. After many years at the T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School in 2016, the campaign is expanding to the entire University.

Take the Stairs is brought to you by EcoOpportunity, Harvard’s Longwood Campus (HLC) Green Team and the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health’s WebTeam. Historically, hundreds of members of the HLC community sign up to Take the Stairs as a team, putting their best foot forward, striving to reach the highest of peaks around the world. We’re excited to bring the larger University community on the climb and we look forward to seeing you in the stairwells!

  • Campaign Timeline:
    • Registration Opens Wednesday, March 1st
    • Logging Begins Wednesday, March 15th
    • Logging Ends Monday, April 24th
  • Climbing Goal: Pierce Peak 4X – Altitude 23,492ft
  • Featured Mountain:
    • Pierce Peak, Antarctica – Altitude: 5,873ft
    • Due to the peak’s low altitude, the campaign’s target altitude is a 4X multiplier, resulting in a campaign altitude goal of 23,492ft
    • Pierce Peak is named after the late Dr. Chester Pierce, faculty of Harvard Medical School and Graduate School of Education.

More information here.