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Everesting Challenge

August 03 - August 31 2024
St George Utah
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Distances: 29,032 feet
Difficulty: Ultra Distance and Climbing for events well over 100 miles

Everesting Challenge

29,029' CLIMBING in 29 DAYS OR LESS HOLIDAY EDITION!

“Everesting” has become part of the global cycling vernacular. It’s a fairly simple concept, yet brutally challenging: Pick any hill, anywhere in the world, and climb it repeatedly, until you reach the height of Mt. Everest at 29,032'.

The pros have been at it for years. The current record is 6:40:54, held by Ronan McLaughlin. That’s just INSANE.

How about a challenge for us mere mortals?

You have 29 days to climb 29,032'. You can do a non-stop sufferfest; a quad-busting weekend; or take your time and smell the wildflowers.

HOW DOES IT WORK? These are the Rules.

1.  “Register” for the Challenge using the link below. When you sign up online, you automatically create a RunSignUp profile which enables you to upload and manage your climbing results. Please do not set your profile to “anonymous,” or we’ll be unable to see your results. If you use the email waiver form, we’ll set up your registration but you’ll have to login and finish your profile.

2.  Request to join the Everesting Challenge Strava Club so we can encourage each other, give kudos and be inspired!  We’ll also spot-check total climbing totals each week to make sure everyone submits legit results to RunSignUp. If you’re not yet on Strava, please join! It’s FREE!

3. Join our Mt. Everest Climbing Challenge Facebook group to post photos of your favorite climbs and of your smiling faces at the top!

4.  Climb, climb, climb!

5.  Submit your daily activities to our Everesting Challenge Results on RunSignUp (link posted soon), and post your rides to Strava.  You’ll receive an email with specific instructions on how to post to RunSignUp; and/or you can read the instructions here.

6.  Acceptable bikes:  Any and all exclusively human powered two-wheeled bicycles. Sorry, no e-bikes/pedal assist for this one.

7.  Acceptable indoor-apps:  We’re okay with any of them, so long as you’re using a direct-drive smart trainer and are being honest regarding your weight.

WHAT’S INCLUDED WITH ENTRY:

1.  Everyone who “Everests” earns the Everesting Jersey by Blackbottoms Cyclewear; and you may purchase the matching shorts/bibs.  Our design includes Tibetan prayer flags: Blue for sky, white for air, red for fire, green for water and yellow for earth.  Traditionally, prayer flags are used to promote peace, compassion, strength, and wisdom. Tibetans believe the prayers and mantras are blown by the wind to spread good will and compassion into all pervading space.

Jerseys are ordered at the end of the Challenge and delivered as soon as we have them (usually 7-8 weeks).

Please choose your size wisely. We’re happy to help.**  Jerseys are special ordered for finishers only.

Race cut are euro-style, tight fitting. Club cut is more relaxed.

**Jerseys are special ordered for each finisher of this Challenge. We do not inventory Everesting jerseys. If you need help choosing a size, we’re happy to help. Send us an email with your height and weight.  It’s important that we get the size right, as we’re unable to exchange once we ship it to you if it doesn’t fit.

2.  To celebrate your successes as you climb higher and higher, you’ll earn milestone badges along the way: Base Camp- 17,700'; Ice Fall- 20,000'; Lhotse Wall- 22,300'; Death Zone- 26,250'; Summit- 29,032'.

3.  Up and OVER? How many times can you Summit in 29 days? Be immortalized in our Everesting Hall of Fame (see below) and earn badges for Double Summit- 58,064' or Triple Summit- 87,096!

4.  Planet Ultra will provide lots of support, motivation, kudos and accolades for your climbing efforts; cheering you on the entire way!

 

 
Start Located At: St. George, Utah
 
 
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Registration Fees

Entry Fee:  Cycling – $129
Includes Everesting jersey for everyone who climbs at least 29,032' in 29 days.

Jersey Only:  $85 includes tax and shipping.

Included

Everyone who “Everests” earns the Everesting Jersey by Blackbottoms Cyclewear; and you may purchase the matching shorts/bibs. 

 
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planetultra
Oct 14 2023 - NEWS: Obsessive Cycling Disorder is Real!
Nov 14 2050 - NEWS: Get on your bike and CLIMB with the Everesting Challenge this October!
Jun 28 2023 - NEWS: Can you handle the Hoodoo 500 this August?
Feb 08 2023 - NEWS: Get on your bike and CLIMB with the Everesting Challenge this July!
Feb 08 2023 - NEWS: Get on your bike and CLIMB with the Everesting Challenge this April!
May 20 2022 - NEWS: Get on your bike and CLIMB with the Everesting Challenge by Planet Ultra!
May 20 2022 - NEWS: Get on your bike and CLIMB with the Mt. Everest Climbing Challenge
Nov 08 2021 - NEWS: Get on your bike and Climb with the Everesting Challenge
Apr 30 2014 - NEWS: Zion Gran Fondo Results
Nov 21 2013 - NEWS: Mulholland Double & Century Registration Opens
Apr 30 2014 - RESULTS: Zion Gran Fondo
Aug 03 2023 - EVENT: Everesting Challenge
Aug 23 2024 - EVENT: Hoodoo 500
Sep 08 2024 - EVENT: Tour of Southern Utah
Nov 02 2024 - EVENT: Tri States Gran Fondo
Nov 09 2024 - EVENT: Solvang Autumn Double
Nov 16 2024 - EVENT: Death Valley Century