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Earth Month challenge

This challenge is all wrapped up. A huge thank you to our community for coming together and logging a massive 635,665 metres of vertical through 1,884 activities this Earth Month! Thanks to this incredible community effort, MEC is donating $25,000 to Protect Our Winters Canada, a movement dedicated to climate advocacy, powered by people who love the outdoors.

The more vertical you rack up, the more MEC will donate to Protect Our Winters Canada to help fight the climate crisis.

The challenge

From April 7–30, log as many vertical metres as possible. Any outdoor activity works: run, bike, ski, hike, you name it. For every 20m of vertical you climb, MEC will donate to $1 to POW Canada, up to $25,000.

It’s free to sign up for the challenge, and there’ll definitely be prizes. The overall goal? Let’s hit a massive 500,000m of elevation together – that’s 56 Everests!

How to sign up

To join the challenge, fill out your name and email in the form below. Everyone who registers receives a 1-month FATMAP Explore voucher via email. This gives you access to FATMAP Explore for a month to download maps offline, use custom terrain tools, track vertical and more.

Download and track

Use the FATMAP app to keep track of your vertical for this challenge. You can connect your FATMAP account with your tracking device (Suunto, Garmin or Strava) so that your tracks get automatically sent to your FATMAP account. Once you sign up, you’ll get all the info and your 1-month free FATMAP Explore voucher.


Get your friends involved and log that vert! Make sure you edit the title of your adventure in FATMAP with the hashtag #ClimbForClimate so that we can see your vertical metres.


Everyone who signs up for the challenge will be automatically entered for a chance to win:

  • One of 3 outdoor prize packs with goodies from MEC, POW Canada and FATMAP
  • A Suunto 9 Peak watch, valued at $729.95
  • $250 MEC gift card
  • And more!