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Complete a 'Walk To Mordor' challenge
The 'Walk To Mordor' challenge is a fitness challenge where participants aim to walk the equivalent distance from Hobbiton to Mount Doom in J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth.
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Crossed from the great river into the rugged hills. Less than 500 miles to go now, which is so surprising.
On to The Great River. Nearly a thousand miles in!
Made my way to the beautiful Golden Wood.
Out of the mines!
Made it into the Mines.
The Mountains of Mist!
Laughing at this choice of rename, but! Such good progress!
Through the ruins and over the Bridge!
Made it past Watchertop and out of the hills.
Past the inn and well into the autumn woods.
One hundred miles down! Over a thousand to go...
Made it through the ancient forest and to Tom Bombadil's! One of my favorite parts.
Still not far along in the Shire.
Bummed that the original app for this got nuked, but enjoying the new Fantasy Hike one. And we're off!
Started 21st July 2023
Started 13th April 2023
Note, this is 1800 Miles over the course of 1 year, with you and up to 9 friends.
Day 1 : 3.16km down , 2859.84 to go.
Now to find another walking app that is as inspiring as this one was ...
Started in 2020 as I prepared my through-hike of France. Used my smart watch data each week.
I've set up camp near Henneth Anun. Just 133,19 km left to go!
The ring has been destroyed!!!
Now just to get the heck out of here.
I've been going slow for a couple of days with an aching foot, but I have now joined the orc march and only have 375 km left to go. Nasty orcses.
Finished Faramir's food. Great. Now I'll go hungry the rest of the way :-(
I've reached Cirith Ungol. Less than 500 km to go!
I've seen the Black Gate and realized I cannot go that way. Turning back towards Ithilien. Bummer.
Being attacked by orcs today. Onwards to the Argonath.
Just started the walk to Rivendell, sad the app is no longer available. I've almost made it to the Brandywine Bridge.
Will be skipping and dancing across the bridge of Khazad -dum today :-)
I've reached Redhorn Pass. Not looking forward to being attacked by wargs in the near future.
Slowed down a TON at work due to no cases, but still getting some steps in.
Took most of July off from tracking due to heat and smoke and personal stuff, but back at it now. 1600 miles!
Can't believe how close to the end I'm getting.
Triple digit temps slowing me down to nothing on the weekends, but my job is still so much walking and sprinting and stairs.
Mordor in my sights.
It's tough going now. Yesterday I reached the "3 days after Rivendell" milestone, and all I can say is that it's been a LOT longer than 3 days sinde Rivendell...
Big flurry of milestones.
Currently sitting on Glorfindel's horse, holding on for dear life and hoping the black riders won't get me.
Past the halfway point!
Almost a thousand miles in, almost halfway there. Hard to believe.
Bucket list travel destinations
I made it past Tookland so far with 8.43 miles of walking today.
Oh! Oh! I know! I know!
Well over 500 miles and it's April. This job is ridiculous.
I've reached Weathertop! Haven't logged today's kilometers yet, but I know I have survived the attack and have started making my way away from Weathertop.
I've had some days lately with very little walking, which makes those days when I walk more than 10 km extra sweet. But I am definitely not sure if I will be able to complete the walk in less than a year.
I left Bree some days ago and expect to reach the western end of Midgewater Marshes today. Luckily I always carry a tin of Nordic Summer ointment in my backpack, to help ward off the midges.
A very satisfying number to hit. I still can't believe I'm that far already.
I have passed Crickhollow and am gingerly making my way towards Old Man Willow. Hopefully I will escape and reach Tom Bombadil's house within the next 3 days, then I will enjoy a good meal with butter, cream and honey :-)
Today I snuck past my first black rider without getting noticed (and without noticing him).
Must pay more attention when I reach the next goal - meeting the elves.
Surprised how quickly this is going, even with a long ways left.
YES the milestone I've been waiting for!
Tons of small milestones at the start. Really good way to build that momentum and want to push myself more on weekends.
Made it to my first milestone of Tookland. I'm expecting this to start flying by once I'm back at work tomorrow.
1625 miles: Take the road home with the hobbits from Minas Tirith to Hobbiton.

535 miles from Minas Tirith to Isengard
693 miles from Isengard to Rivendell.
397 miles from Rivendell to Bag End.
Slow getting going, dog has been way distracting. Maybe if I renamed him to Samwise he could be a better traveling companion. Next milestone - encounter with the black rider.
I have been wanting to do this for a long time since I first read about the Eowyn Challenge. The app is downloaded now. I leave Bag End today, the long journey begins.
Started 21/9/20
This had a good start this time, but the recent wave of heat really stopped me. Really didn't feel like going out walking at all. 
I walked 64 miles in May. Total miles so far is 171. I have left Bree and I am on the way to Rivendell. So far the weather has been good and it has been a nice walk.
14/0420 - The journey begins! Found the shire and Bagend after only 5.4 km!

16/04/20 - Another 2 km closer to Mordor! But we hardly left the shire yet!

18/04/20 - the journey continues slower than anticipated with another 2.2 km on the map.
The forest of fangorn @morden park
As of 4-11-2020, I have walked 19 miles.
Start 14.10.18

2863 km to go from the Shire to Mordor

14.10.2018: 6 km

15.10.2018: 8 km -> total 14 km

16.10 2018 - 31.12.2018: 379 km -> total 393 km

01.01.2019 - 28.02.2018: 206 km -> total 599 km

01.03.2019 - 31.03.2019: 192 km -> total 791 km

01.04.2019 - 30.04.2019: 187 km -> total 978 km

01.05.2019 - 31.05.2019: 130 km -> total 1108 km

01.06.2019 - 30.06.2019: 211 km -> total 1319 km

01.07.2019 - 31.07.2019: 174 km -> total 1493 km

01.08.2019 - 31.08.2019: 196 km -> total 1691 km

01.09.2019 - 30.09.2019: 131 km -> total 1822 km

01.10.2019 - 31.10.2019: 221 km -> total 2043 km

01.11.2019 - 30.11.2019: 105 km -> total 2148 km

01.12.2019 - 31.12.2019: 161 km -> total 2309 km

01.01.2020 - 31.01.2020: 223km -> total 2532 km

01.02.2020 - 29.02.2020: 221km -> total 2753 km

01.03.2020 - 31.03.2020: 161km -> total 2914 km -> reached Mordor
I want to get back in the habit to walk every day. Today I walked to the mailbox, which makes 2x 600m, so that will make just above 1km for today. Added to my previous attempt, that makes me 41,4 miles into the Walk. I'm heading toward encountering the Black Rider.
Just started, to keep myself consistent I will try adding an update every week so that I don't slacken
I've officially covered 1272.95 miles. Which means I've covered a little more than 300 miles in 10 weeks. I think that I've improved my daily walking habits a lot.

660 miles left! Mordor, here I come!
I started walking to Mordor on my own at the beginning of April 2014 - I'm at 1,752.36 miles left to go! :)

Restarted with my husband in Fall 2019. Only counting miles walked intentionally, and together.

December 2019 - 1,855 miles to go

January 2020 -

February 2020 -

March 2020 -

April 2020 -

May 2020 -

June 2020 -

July 2020 -

August 2020

September 2020 -

October 2020 -

November 2020 -

December 2020 -
Using 1.6 steps per meter, with the road to Mordor being 2863km. I need to walk 4,580,800 steps to get to Mordor. Or roughly 4.6 million steps.

Steps per month:

Nov 2018 382,954

Dec 2018 444,104

Jan 2019 419,456

Feb 2019 392,371

Mrt 2019 405,536

Apr 2019 541,329

Mei 2019 382,026

Jun 2019 421,906

Jul 2019 386,078

Aug 2019 398,228

Sep 2019 356,806

Okt 2019 372,535

Totaling to 4,903,329 steps, which is to Mordor, walked in a year.

Up to date (2020/01/08) I've gotten to 5,696,576 steps and that is where I finish this goal. Good luck you all.

Track daily miles/steps to follow Sam and Frodo on the Walk to Mordor challenge.
My goal is to get to Rivendell by my birthday in February. That's 458 miles which will be a real event.
I started as of yesterday racking up a big 1.4 miles by walking to town twice.
I have officially walked 964.4 miles, which means I am 49.9% of the way done! I think that is as close to half done as I'll get without busting between now and the next time I log so, f*** yeah! Less than one year. Also, definitely need to walk more daily.
Start 24OCT19

24OCT19 5km

2NOV19 5km

Total 10KM

TO GO 2853 KM
Crossed Redhorn Pass and an about to be attacked by Wargs. 760 miles down. Over 1000 still left. It's been 9 months since I started this thing. Maybe I'm not walking enough on the day to day..
So I started my walk to Mordor today. Forgive the ever-so-energentic smile on my face, it had been a long day at work lol. But it has begun
I met Glorfindel, passed to Ford of Bruinen, made it to Rivendell, back-tracked to the Ford of Bruinen, and am trekking slowly toward Holin Ridge. I have about 130 miles until I get to Holin Ridge and about 1372 miles to Mordor. I started this thing about 6 months ago and I am only 29% done with the journey. How did the Hobbits do this trip in only a few seasons?

Total to meet: 2863km

Mar 29 - 7.49 km

April 6 - 7.49 km

April 12 - 7.49 km

April 14 - 3.47 km

April 19 - 1.17km

April 22 - 7.49 km

April 24 - 7.49 km

May 24 - 5.44

Aug 14 - 9.26

Aug 15 - 6.95


Mar 13 - 6.95

Apr 10 - 6.95

Apr 17 - 6.95

Dec 5 - 3.52


Nov 14 - 7


Feb 18 - 3.92

Nov 6 - 4.67

Nov 8 - 3.6 + 3.6

Nov 12 - 4.67


May 17 - 3.6

May 20 - 3.46
Been awhile since I updated this. I have made it through Weathertop, past the Trollshaws, met Mr.Bilbo's Trolls and am nearly at the location where I can meet Glorfindel. The weather has cleared up nicely here in Beijing so I have taken to riding the bus into work and walking home. We'll see how much that changes. 405 miles down, 1527 miles to go.
Steps per month:

11/2018: 382.954

12/2018: 444.104

01/2019: 419.456

02/2019: 392.371

03/2019: 405.536

04/2019: 411.625 (until today, the 22nd day of april, yes, I'm going for the win this month with an average of 19.179 steps/day).

This totals to: 2.456.046, so I'm halfway there!
Almost to Weathertop with less than 2 miles to go. I have 1623 miles to Mordor.
I am between Midgewater Marshes East and Weathertop. Between December 7th and now, I have walked 212.65 miles. I have about 2 years left to walk another 1719.35 miles. Good thing it took the hobbits and dwarves several seasons to walk it, as well!
I am at Midgewater Marshes West with only 4.5 miles until I reach the east! 193.5 miles down!!!
693.62 km travelled

30.57 km from the Ford of Bruinen
I am between Bree and the west side of the Midgewater Marshes! (150 miles down 1800 something left) We can do this. Right?
'Walk To Mordor' Challenge
In the Fellowship of the Ring, by J.R.R. Tolkien, Frodo, Sam, and their companions travel from Bag End in Hobbiton to Rivendell. Our goal is to re-create their walk in our neighborhoods, parks, gyms, homes, and minds. It’s 1779 miles (2863 km) from the Shire to Mordor following Frodo and Sam’s journey. If you walk three miles every other day, it will take you 20 weeks (about 4.5 months) to reach Weathertop and complete your challenge.
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The 'Walk to Mordor' fitness challenge is a unique travel goal that takes inspiration from J.R.R. Tolkien's epic fantasy world. This challenge involves tracking your steps or distance walked and aiming to complete the equivalent of the journey from Hobbiton to Mount Doom, as depicted in 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy. By embarking on this adventure, participants not only improve their fitness levels but also immerse themselves in the captivating landscapes and narratives of Middle-earth.