The first event described as "Everesting" was by George Mallory, grandson of mountain climber George Mallory. The younger Mallory ascended Mount Donna Buang in 1994, having ridden eight "laps" of the 1069 meter hill. The format and rules were cemented by Andy van Bergen, inspired by the story of Mallory's effort. In the first official group effort, van Bergen organized 65 riders, 40 of whom finished the Everesting attempt.
Notable Everesting rides
- Craig Cannon began an Everesting attempt and turned it into a world record for most elevation ascended in 48 hours, at 29,146 meters.
- Tom Seipp is the youngest to Everest. At 12 years old, he Everested Stwlan Dam in Wales.
- The first woman to Everest was Sarah Hammond in February 2014, climbing Australia's Mount Buffalo eight times.
- Tobias Lestrell has Everested the fastest, climbing the elevation in just over eight hours and 46 minutes. He did this in Ferny Creek, Australia, climbing it 53 and a bit times. 
- Frank Garcia was the first to "virtually Everest", riding Zwift's Watopia Wall 314 times.
- Jens Voigt, known for his phrase "Shut up legs!" while climbing, Everested Teufelsberg, Berlin, in January 2017.
- Benny JJ completed an Everesting every month of 2016, for a total of 12 Everestings, including one HRS ride.
- In March 2017 Charlie Rentoul became the first person to Everest the "Tallest" mountain in the world. This required just two ascents and descents of the 89km long climb of the dormant volcano Mauna Kea in Hawaii. The road is frequently ranked as the hardest climb in the world due to its steep gravel sections and high altitude which peaks at 4,200m.
- Ben Soja was the first to Everest on a unicycle, riding up Mount Lowe in the San Gabriel Mountains of California ten times over twenty-three hours.
- In August 2019 Richie Porte and Cameron Wurf Everested on the 13.1km Col de la Madone ten and a half times, taking 14 hours and 22 minutes.
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