RIDE RULES

 

 

EVERESTING 10K

10,000M VERT
NO MINIMUM DISTANCE
NO TIME LIMIT
NO SLEEP ALLOWED

 

EVERESTING ROAM

10,000M VERT
400KM MINIMUM
36HR ELAPSED TIME LIMIT
SLEEP ALLOWED

 

EVERESTING: 10k One single unbroken ride of more than 10,000m vertical. No time restriction, no distance requirement, no sleep allowed. This approach is all about finding the boundaries of what is possible in a single ride.

 
 
EVERESTING: ROAM More than 10,000m vertical in less than 36 hours, with a minimum of 400km. Sleep is allowed (while the clock is ticking), and in fact it should form part of your strategy! This approach is all about the joy of plotting something epic and unusual. With the ability to start the two days in different locations you should be getting creative with what can be achieved.

EVERESTING: 10k One single unbroken ride of more than 10,000m vertical. No time restriction, no distance requirement, no sleep allowed. This approach is all about finding the boundaries of what is possible in a single ride.

 
 
EVERESTING: ROAM More than 10,000m vertical in less than 36 hours, with a minimum of 400km. Sleep is allowed (while the clock is ticking), and in fact it should form part of your strategy! This approach is all about the joy of plotting something epic and unusual. With the ability to start the two days in different locations you should be getting creative with what can be achieved.

The Rules

The Three Steps to Everesting

Plan and Prepare

– Our Everesting guides are a comprehensive resource to help you plan.
– Use our Everesting Calculator to determine the number of reps you require for your chosen climb.

Complete the Everesting Challenge

– It must be recorded on Strava.
– vEveresting must be completed on Zwift.

Submit for approval

– You must submit the Strava activity from your Everesting to us for approval. Submit at everesting.cc/submit

Everesting: 10K

Vertical Gain

One single unbroken ride of more than 10,000m vertical. No time restriction, no distance requirement, no sleep allowed. Everesting: 10K is all about finding the boundaries of what is possible in a single ride.

Time Limit

It takes a long time to knock out a minimum of 10,000m vert.
Everesting 10K: There is no time limit for completion. If you don’t sleep, you can keep going as long as you like.

Sleep

The key to this Everesting 10K challenge is completing it in one ride. We feel that sleeping (or napping or microsleeping etc.) effectively turns it into multiple rides. At what point does a microsleep become a sleep, and what is the time limit therefore on a sleep? With that in mind, and in the spirit of a ‘one ride challenge’ we specify no sleep/microsleep/napping (and any other term you might have!). Naturally no one is there to check whether your 15 minute break encluded shut-eye, and this is where your integrity comes into play. Sleeping (or any form of sleeping) is not permitted for The Everesting 10K challenge.

Minimum Distance

Everesting 10K has no minimum distance requirement. As long as you accumulate 10K of vertical in the one ride activity the distance is determined by how efficiently you choose the climbs.

Strava Activity

Everesting 10K should be performed as one single unbroken ride of more than 10,000m vertical recorded as one Strava Activity.

It’s important to note that you undertake an Everesting entirely at your own risk and Everesting, Hells 500, this website and its contents accept no liability for your actions, impact on others, safety, or your mental state!

Climb Selection

Repeats of a single climb will be the most efficient method of accumulating 10K vertical gain. However unlike a traditional Everesting, it is not a requirement. You can use the same climb/Strava segment or multiple different climbs to accumulate the required 10K.

If you dream up the ride and it contains the required vert then we will accept it. Time to get creative.
– Routes can be any combination of cols/hills/mountains with any number of roads used
– Routes can be ridden as a loop, as a point-to-point, or of any make-up and combination of repeats
– Roads can be of any surface, or combination of surfaces.
– You can organise a bike swap to take this concept to its limits
– If you complete a traditional Everesting attempt during your 10,000m vert it will qualify for both the Everesting and a Everesting 10K.

Approved Devices

If you are completing this as an extension of a traditional Everesting

  • You can record on a dedicated cycling computer, fitness watch or smartphone – anything that allows you to record your activity on Strava.
  • An important note: Non-barometric devices can significantly under or over report your elevation while climbing, so do not rely on those figures. We suggest you pre-calculate the number of reps you will require to climb the 8848m and base your attempt on that.
  • Test all gear before the day, charge all batteries and consider having back up equipment.
  • Consider running a second unit if you are worried about any data mishaps. Mount the second unit on the bars or in a pocket.
  • We suggest you take pictures of your stats throughout the ride. History has shown that data can fail, either on the bike or in the upload. Data is important, but we understand shit happens. So long as you can sufficiently prove the ride we’ll accept it. We’ll decide on a case-by-case basis and may include the requirement to ‘pinky swear’
  • Please note that units such as the Garmin Edge 500 will reset if plugged in mid-ride. Not cool. The workaround is to find an OTG (On The Go) micro USB cable (look it up, they only cost a few bucks). This cable has a pin removed which ‘tricks’ the unit into ‘thinking’ that it isn’t actually plugged in. Test it beforehand, but trust us – it works. Also good for charging your phone on alternate laps (#protips). One battery extender will service dual Garmins (if you decide to go down that path)
  • Switch off the tones on your unit and protect your sanity! That little auto-pause beep when you are going through the trees will drive you nuts down the track!
  • If your recording device does go haywire mid-ride don’t stress it. You can switch to a mobile, or another device and you can splice the files later.

Your Everesting attempt will be verified through proof of the laps repeated of a hill (or a shorter section of that hill). As we verify your attempt based on the completed laps, the previous requirement to use a device with an altimeter or barometer no longer applies.

For clarity, previously rides were required to be recorded on a device with an altimimeter or barometer. This is no longer a requirement.

If you are completing an Everesting 10K in a non traditional Everesting format

(ie. you are not riding repeats of the same section of hill or mountain.

Data integrity is the key here. We want your ride to count, and YOU want your ride to count. Data isn’t perfect, and no recording device is perfect, but we are interested in being as accurate as possible.

  • Rides must be recorded on a device with a barometric pressure sensor
  • Do not use the elevation correction option when uploading your data
  • Some elements of the ride can be manually adjusted in our upload stage
  • We recommend mapping out your ride using route building software ie. Strava route builder, Ride with GPS etc.
  • When looking at your planned route we recommend doing a sense check on it (you should be able to tell fairly quickly by adding up the main peaks if your elevation calculations are likely to be accurate or not)

Accepted Bikes

For both Everesting 10K and Everesting Roam you have the ability to switch bikes during the ride. This should open things up for your creativity.

We have divided our leaderboard into a number of bike categories:
– Road
– Mountain bike
– Cyclocross
– Single speed
– Fixed speed (surely not?)
– Recumbent
– Tandem
– Mixed bikes (bike swaps i.e. using Road & MTB)
– Other
We feel this represents the core, but naturally if there is another type of bike we are missing the you have a claim for please be in contact.
– Electric or motorised bikes are obviously not accepted

Everesting Roam

Vertical Gain

More than 10,000m vertical in less than 36 hours, with a minimum of 400km. Sleep is allowed (while the clock is ticking), and in fact it should form part of your strategy! Everesting Roam is all about the joy of plotting something epic and unusual. With the ability to start the two days in different locations you should be getting creative with what can be achieved.

Time Limit

It takes a long time to knock out a minimum of 10,000m vert.
Everesting Roam: There is a 36 hour maximum, and during this time you will also need to ride a minimum of 400km.

Sleep

How you use your 36 hour allocation is completely up to you. During the 36 hours you will need to complete a minimum of 10,000m vertical, and a minimum of 400km. With good planning this should allow a good amount of time for a sleep break. It will also minimise the amount of time you need to ride at night. Your end point for day one does not have to be the starting point for day two, so get creative. You could potentially do the second day’s climbing in another country!

Minimum Distance

Everesting Roam you must gain the required 10K vert with a minimum of 400km distance for the total journey.

Strava Activity

Everesting Roam can be performed as multiple Strava activities with breaks in between. The entire Everesting Roam must be completed within 36 hours total including breaks. Everesting Roam allows you to get creative with your route selection giving you the ability to link multiple mountains. It is all about the joy of plotting something epic and unusual. With the ability to start the two days in different locations you should be getting creative with what can be achieved.

On completion of Everesting Roam during the upload process, you can submit links to the additional activities in the comments section of the submission form.

It’s important to note that you undertake an Everesting entirely at your own risk and Everesting, Hells 500, this website and its contents accept no liability for your actions, impact on others, safety, or your mental state!

Climb Selection

Everesting Roam is all about the joy of plotting something epic and unusual. The ability to work a sleep into your schedule opens up many possibilities. Your end point for day one does not have to be the starting point for day two, so get creative. You could potentially do the second day’s climbing in another country!

If you dream up the ride and it contains the required vert then we will accept it. Time to get creative.
– Routes can be any combination of cols/hills/mountains with any number of roads used
– Routes can be ridden as a loop, as a point-to-point, or of any make-up and combination of repeats
– Roads can be of any surface, or combination of surfaces.
– You can organise a bike swap to take this concept to its limits

Approved Devices

Data integrity is the key here. We want your ride to count, and YOU want your ride to count. Data isn’t perfect, and no recording device is perfect, but we are interested in being as accurate as possible.

  • Rides must be recorded on a device with a barometric pressure sensor
  • Do not use the elevation correction option when uploading your data
  • Some elements of the ride can be manually adjusted in our upload stage
  • We recommend mapping out your ride using route building software ie. Strava route builder, Ride with GPS etc.
  • When looking at your planned route we recommend doing a sense check on it (you should be able to tell fairly quickly by adding up the main peaks if your elevation calculations are likely to be accurate or not)

Everesting Roam can be recorded as two separate files, and automatically merged during the upload process

Accepted Bikes

For both Everesting 10K and Everesting Roam you have the ability to switch bikes during the ride. This should open things up for your creativity.

We have divided our leaderboard into a number of bike categories:
– Road
– Mountain bike
– Cyclocross
– Single speed
– Fixed speed (surely not?)
– Recumbent
– Tandem
– Mixed bikes (bike swaps i.e. using Road & MTB)
– Other
We feel this represents the core, but naturally if there is another type of bike we are missing the you have a claim for please be in contact.
– Electric or motorised bikes are obviously not accepted

PREPARE, PLAN, AND COMPLETE
AN EVERESTING USING
OUR COMPREHENSIVE GUIDES.

If you are In Search of Up, then this is the perfect place to start. We’ve prepared a series of guides that will walk you through everything you need to know about preparing, planning for, and completing an Everesting, Virtual Everesting, and Run Everesting.

With detailed information stepping you through what to expect, how to train, what to eat and drink, and what you absolutely don’t want to forget to bring, it’s the ultimate guide to Everesting. Best of all, it’s completely free!

 

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