With my racing season in Europe cancelled due to the Covid 19 pandemic, I needed a new goal. So why not ‘Everesting’? It is advertised as:
“Fiendishly simple, yet brutally hard. Everesting is the most difficult climbing challenge in the world”
There are about 4,500 people who have Everested, and a much smaller number who have done the Everesting 10k (less than seven my age (60+) or older) where you continue on to do 10,000 m of climbing. The rules are simple.
- We can pick any hill, anywhere in the world and complete repeats of it in a single activity until we climb 8,848m – the equivalent height of Mt Everest.
- Has to be a single activity which means we can rest, stop for nutrition, but no sleep.
- Has to be a single climb—no loops, multiple ascents on the same mountain, etc.
- You have to record continuously on an approved device, and upload to Strava.
After 118 ups and downs of Tata Beach Hill’s 85 m climb, I managed an Everesting 10k. This is what the ride looked like: