Everesting: What and How?

Everesting: What and How?

If you’re in search of the ultimate riding challenge, try Everesting. As its name suggests, Everesting involves pedaling up the equivalent height of Everest (29,002 ft/8048m) in one attempt.

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It’s not important how long your ride is as long as you climb more than 29,002ft and it’s ridden in a single attempt

To bike an Everest you may select any hill or mountain. It’s not important how long your ride is as long as you climb more than 29,002ft and it’s ridden in a single attempt (this means no sleeping in between).

You don’t ride different courses on the same hill/ mountain and each repeat have to be ridden both up and down (you may not get driven down). Rides have to be full ascents each time – Strava segments or the accepted traditional route will usually be the best guide for this. In addition, your Garmin has to record the whole time.

Solely the first Everesting ride for each climb will be added to the official Everesting map. If you do the ride that another cyclists has already done, it will still be listed in the hall of fame, just not on the map.

Do you seek a greater challenge?

In case a single Everest isn’t enough for you, a new elite category of Everesting named SSSS has recently been introduced. This challenge demands the completion of four separate Everests of a specific type:

  • SIGNIFICANT: An iconic climb.
  • SOIL: An off-road climb.
  • SHORT: Under 200km/124 miles.
  • SUBURBAN: A climb including an urban element.

And just for good measure, one of these four rides also has to be over 10,000m (32,808ft) of elevation.

For more information on Everesting visit everesting.cc

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Written by Jenny Nickelson

Jenny Nickelson has been a sports enthusiast since childhood. Because of her deep love to water, she started training swimming in early years. Today she swears on variety and does it all: from swimming, running and cycling to fitness, skiing, dancing and mountaineering.

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