Everesting

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Everesting is an activity in which cyclists ascend and descend a given hill multiple times, in order to have cumulatively climbed 8,848 metres (the elevation of Mount Everest).[1][2]

The first event described as "Everesting" was by George Mallory, grandson of George Mallory, who disappeared on Everest in 1924. The younger Mallory ascended Mount Donna Buang in 1994, having ridden eight "laps" of the 1,069-metre hill. The format and rules were cemented by Andy van Bergen, inspired by the story of Mallory's effort.[3][4][5] In the first official group effort, van Bergen organized 65 riders, 40 of whom finished the Everesting attempt.[6]

Fastest known times[edit]

Women[edit]

Rank Date Rider Age Time Location Distance (km) Average gradient Ref
1 8 July 2020 United Kingdom Emma Pooley 37 8:53:00 Haggenegg, Schwyz, Switzerland 130 13% [7]
2 4 June 2020 United Kingdom Hannah Rhodes 9:08:00 Kirkstone Pass, Cumbria, United Kingdom 163 10.9% [8]
3 31 May 2020 United States Lauren De Crescenzo 29 9:57:00 Hogpen Gap, Blairsville, Georgia, United States 179 9.83% [9]
4 23 May 2020 United States Katie Hall
(Boels–Dolmans)
33 10:01:00 Bonny Doon, Davenport, California, United States 197 8.88% [10]
5 19 August 2018 Alice Thompson 24 12:32:00 Naish Hill, Clapton-in-Gordano, United Kingdom 121 14.6% [11]
6 31 July 2017 Canada Alisa MacDonald 37 12:37:00 Silvertip, Canmore, Alberta, Canada 188 10% [12]

Men[edit]

Rank Date Rider Age Time Location Distance (km) Average gradient Ref
1 23 March 2021 Republic of Ireland Ronan McLaughlin 33 6:40.54 Mamore Gap, County Donegal, Ireland 123 14.2% [13]
2 3 October 2020 United States Sean Gardner 26 6:59:38 Tanners Ridge Road, Stanley, Virginia, United States 116 15.5% [14][15]
3 30 July 2020 Republic of Ireland Ronan McLaughlin 33 7:04:41 Mamore Gap, County Donegal, Ireland 123 14.2% [16][17]
4 7 July 2020 Spain Alberto Contador 37 7:27:20 Silla del Rey, Castile and León, Spain 139.35 12.9% [18]
5 20 June 2020 Australia Lachlan Morton
(EF Pro Cycling)
28 7:29:00 Rist Canyon, Bellvue, Colorado, United States 155.00 11.1% [19][20]
6 15 May 2020 United States Keegan Swenson 26 7:40:00 Pine Canyon, Park City, Utah, United States 170.00 10.6% [21]
7 11 May 2020 United States Phil Gaimon 34 7:52:00 Mountaingate Drive, Los Angeles, California, United States 156.00 11.1% [22]

Notable Everesting rides[edit]

  • Alan Colville (Irish) a Triple Everesting and Guinness World Record for the Greatest Vertical Ascent in 48 hours at 30,321.18 meters, Llangammarch Wells, Wales in 2020. [23]
  • Tom Seipp is the youngest to Everest. At 12 years old, he Everested Stwlan Dam in Wales.[24][25]
  • The first woman to Everest was Sarah Hammond in February 2014, climbing Australia's Mount Buffalo eight times.[4]
  • Frank Garcia was the first to "virtually Everest", riding Zwift's Watopia Wall 314 times.[26]
  • Jens Voigt Everested Teufelsberg, Berlin, in January 2017.[27]
  • Benny JJ completed an Everesting every month of 2016, for a total of 12 Everestings, including one HRS ride.[28][29]
  • 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.[30]
  • In August 2018 Zhuangchen “JJ” Zhou became the first rider to actually “Everest” on Mount Everest, completing 8,850m of climbing over 177 laps of the 1 km, 5% climb to the actual Everest Base Camp in Tibet, China.[31]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WHAT IS EVERESTING?". Retrieved 4 November 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "THE RULES - EVERESTING". Retrieved 4 November 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Davidson, Nick (11 Jan 2016). "They Call It Everesting Because You Climb 29,029 Vertical Feet in One Brutal Ride". Outside Online. Retrieved 12 January 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ a b "Everesting: A new mountain to climb for cyclists". Retrieved 4 November 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Inside the cult of Everesting". The Daily Telegraph. 26 January 2015. Retrieved 4 November 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Mt Everest in a Day". CyclingTips. May 2015. Retrieved 4 November 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ https://everesting.cc/hall-of-fame/#/hill/3732201691
  8. ^ https://everesting.cc/hall-of-fame/#/hill/3566450556
  9. ^ https://everesting.cc/hall-of-fame/#/hill/3544771157
  10. ^ https://everesting.cc/hall-of-fame/#/hill/3501251017
  11. ^ https://everesting.cc/hall-of-fame/#/hill/1784150041
  12. ^ https://everesting.cc/hall-of-fame/#/hill/1111211954
  13. ^ https://cyclingtips.com/2021/03/ronan-mc-laughlin-has-smashed-the-everesting-record-in-6-hours-40-minutes/
  14. ^ "Everesting Hall of Fame - Sean Gardner". everesting.cc. Retrieved 3 October 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. ^ Treloar, Iain (3 October 2020). "New Everesting World record set under 7 hours by Sean Gardner". Cycling Tips. Retrieved 3 October 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  16. ^ O'Riordan, Ian (31 July 2020). "Ronan McLaughlin cycles height of Mount Everest in world record". The Irish Times. Retrieved 1 August 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  17. ^ Treloar, Iain (31 July 2020). "Contador dethroned: Irish cyclist breaks Everesting record by 20 minutes". Cycling Tips. Retrieved 1 August 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  18. ^ Treloar, Iain (10 July 2020). "Alberto Contador breaks Everesting record with time of 7:27:20". Cycling Tips. Retrieved 1 August 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  19. ^ "Everesting Hall of Fame - Lachlan Morton". everesting.cc. Retrieved 20 June 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  20. ^ "Morning Ride". Strava. Retrieved 21 June 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  21. ^ https://everesting.cc/hall-of-fame/#/hill/3457100604
  22. ^ https://everesting.cc/hall-of-fame/#/hill/3437284857
  23. ^ https://www.teamjmc.uk/2020/10/reaching-new-heights/. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  24. ^ "Follow Tom on Strava to see this activity. Join for free". www.strava.com.
  25. ^ Robinson, Joe (August 23, 2018). "'I just like riding my bike' The 13-year-old kid who Everested the Kemmelberg". Retrieved 3 December 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  26. ^ "The First Man To Ride A Bicycle Up Everest, From His Den". Gizmodo. 19 June 2015. Retrieved 4 November 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  27. ^ "Jens Voigt: Shut Up, Everest!". Bicycling. Retrieved 12 January 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  28. ^ "Hells 500 Everesting - Benny JJ". Veloviewer. Retrieved 15 June 2017.[permanent dead link]
  29. ^ "Everesting - Fox Creek Rd - Benny JJ". Veloviewer. Archived from the original on 27 February 2018. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  30. ^ "Ben Soja". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2018-03-14.
  31. ^ "What It's Like to "Everest" on Mount Everest". Bicycling. August 2018.

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