Johann Peries nearly reached the summit of Everest in May 2016 but was unable to make it due to unavoidable technical challenges just 400m short of the summit. He is the only Sri Lankan male to have ever reached an altitude of 8400m or 27,559 feet above sea level on Mount Everest, a feat he achieved on the 21st of May 2016. But his passion did not die and he fought for a second chance to stand on top of the world. Now, he’s well on the way to making his dream of summiting Everest a reality and you can be a part of his experience with the app as Johann is already in Nepal and has begun the long, amazing and treacherous adventure to the top.’s #EverestWithJohann challenge lets you follow Johann every wonderful step of the way and presents users with different challenges every week as part of the virtual climb with various prizes such as smartphones to be won. Each week’s challenge will involve completing a certain number of steps during the week to unlock that week’s journal of Johann’s progress on his way to the ‘top of the world’. The current week’s challenge at the time of this writing is to complete 40,000 steps, which will unlock this week’s journal. Successfully completing two weeks’ worth of challenges will unlock all previous weeks’ journals. Everyone who signs up will automatically move into each new week’s challenge even if they don’t complete the current one so that no one gets left behind.

At the end of each week, all those who successfully completed the challenge will be entered into a draw to win prizes such as smartphones and other valuable giveaways. At the end of the #EverestWithJohann challenge, all participants who successfully completed the whole challenge will be entered into a final draw for an amazing grand prize, which is a three night holiday for two to see Everest. This amazing holiday package will include airfare for two, one night’s stay at Lukla, two night’s stay at Hotel Everest View and a helicopter ride to see Everest in all her glory.

All you have to do to be a part of this awesome virtual experience and conquer Everest with your smartphone is to sign up for or if you already have just register for the challenge. Once you register you’ll just need to keep up with the weekly challenges.  If you’re passionate about the Everest dream too or just like to support a fellow Sri Lankan, you can also use to donate to Johann’s expedition. is available on both the iOS and Android platform. Join now and be a part of the adventure.