The Three Steps to Everesting
Plan and Prepare
Complete the Everesting Challenge
– It must be recorded on Strava.
Submit for approval
– You must submit the Strava activity from your Everesting to us for approval. Submit at everesting.cc/submit
– The 8,848m/29,029ft is taken as your total elevation gain.
– If you are running your descent* and it includes a bit of climbing this still counts toward your total. You can do a rough calculation of your segment via the Everesting calculator.
*Unlike a cycling Everesting, you can seek alternate transport for the descent component of your run Everesting. See below for details.
– It does not matter how long your run takes, but it must be completed in one attempt (i.e. no sleeping in between). Breaks for meals etc. are fine. You can break for as long or as little as you like. Bear in mind break times add up quickly, and can add significantly to your elapsed time.
– An exception to the no-sleep requirement is if you are completing multiple Everestings in one activity. In this instance the first Everesting must still be completed with no sleep, however an allowance for up to 2 hours for each ‘subsequent’ Everesting exists. This 2 hour allowance is a total, so it can be taken as 1x 2hr sleep, 2x 1hr sleeps, 4x 30min sleeps etc. We will respect your integrity, and trust you on the use of this time. Please don’t break that trust! This allowance is to reduce the impact of sleep deprivation and ensure that you get back down off the mountain safely. As with single Everesting attempts please ensure that you have support on hand to assist in making an independent judgement call on your fatigue levels.
– Your chosen run segment can be of any length, on any hill, mountain, stairset, rockwall, or bridge. Essentially anything that has a vertical gain can be used to complete an Everesting.
– Your run must only focus on one hill or mountain per Everesting (e.g. you can’t base yourself in one location and run multiple hills). You cannot run different routes on the same mountain. If there are 4 routes, that means there are 4 possible ‘Everestings’ (think of it like the North and South face of Everest).
– All of the vertical gain must be on the same segment.
– Your climbs must be full ascents each time (Strava segments or the accepted ‘traditional’ climbing route will generally be the best guide for this. You can’t commit to a combination of full and half laps). Acceptable is a shorter segment of a climb if it is recognised in its own right. If in doubt, ask.
– Each repeat can either be run up and down, or alternatively you can save your knees and be transported down each lap. This can be by car, bus, shuttle, chairlift/gondola, lift, abseiling, or bike etc. You can pause your device if being transported to the bottom of each lap. In the case that you cannot be transported down along the same segment it is acceptable to be transported down an alternative road to the base of the segment to begin the climb again.
– Your run should be recorded with a dedicated GPS device which has the ability to connect to Strava. You will need to verify the height gained by the number of repeats of the segment climbed.
– The best rule of thumb with recording devices is that we just need to be able to see how many repeats you have done of a segment for Hall of Fame verification.
– Each repeat can either be run up and down, or alternatively you can save your knees and be transported down each lap This can be by car, bus, shuttle, chairlift/gondola, lift, abseiling, or bike etc.
– In the case of an assisted descent it is acceptable to use an alternative route down to the start of the segment. Ie. if the segment is a running trail, the assisted descent can be via a car down a nearby road.
– You can pause your device if being transported to the bottom of each lap.
– Please note that ‘assisted descents’ only apply to running Everestings,
and not cycling Everestings.
– In the event of assisted transportation it is not acceptable to use that time to micro sleep or nap. Use this time to refuel!
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