– Your Basecamp 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. You can record your attempt on a dedicated cycling computer, fitness watch, or smartphone – essentially anything that allows you to record an activity in Strava.
– Our strong advice is to pre-calculate the amount of repetitions of a hill / section of hill / segment prior to commencing. An accurate calculation is important.
– Take 4,424m (14,514ft) and divide that by your elevation gain to calculate reps
(e.g. a segment of 100m gain: 4,424 ÷ 100m = 44.24 reps required)
– Study the hill / section / segment in Strava or on VeloViewer, and take note as to whether the profile looks accurate. A hill / segment / section with a saw-toothing profile will be the result of bad data, and will therefore give you a false elevation. If the hill / segment / section you have selected looks like this, best to find another alternate recording of the segment, or create a new one yourself.
(This is an example of poor data, resulting in ‘saw-toothing’. It only takes a quick look at this profile to know that no road had a gradient like this!)
– An important note: Non-barometric devices can significantly under or over report your elevation while climbing, so do not rely on those figures.
For clarity, previously rides were required to be recorded on a device with an altimimeter or barometer. This is no longer a requirement.