Everesting

The camaraderie of climbing 8,848 metres together

When I first heard about the extreme vertical challenge of climbing the height of Everest by picking a hill and riding up it over and again until you hit 8,848 metres of ascent I was filled with awe. There was something so clever about bringing that sense of adventure, which often comes with a mammoth […]

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 “I think my mental toughness will hide what my legs don’t have”: Three women reach new heights in the Climb for Nepal challenge

Finding a way to ascend 8,848 metres in a month is no easy feat for most, but thousands of women around the globe are taking on the Strava Climb for Nepal challenge. A collaboration between Everesting.cc, Strava and More Than Sport the challenge motivates people to head for the hills while raising funds for the […]

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Crossing continents to concentrated climbs: Tips and tales from top female Everester Gaye Bourke

Gaye Bourke is no stranger to challenging herself on the bike. Her growing list of riding adventures include a 23,000 kilometre trip around Australia and a journey from London to Melbourne which spanned 19 countries. Even when at home, she still finds ways of pushing her cycling boundaries. The 49-year-old is the top female Everester, […]

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Climb for Nepal: ride to help earthquake survivors

The act of riding a bike can be a powerful thing. The fact that it can be more than recreation or sport and can actually be used to raise money for worthwhile causes is incredible. There’s no sport like it on Earth. One of our employees here at CyclingTips, Andy van Bergen, is the brains […]

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Climbing for Nepal: Everesting cyclists on a mission to raise US$1 million for earthquake recovery

The mystique and sense of adventure surrounding the world’s highest peak has inspired hundreds to push themselves to new limits on the bike since Melbourne’s Hells 500 launched a climbing challenge called Everesting more than a year ago. Among them are the 20 women we followed on Ella who completed the largest mass Everesting ever […]

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In search of up: Reaching for Everest together

Several weeks ago, Simone Giuliani shared with you the story of the mass everesting event organised by Hells500. Twenty two women spent 20 hours doing repeated climbs and descents of Mt Donna Buang near Melbourne in attempt to complete an Everesting – cycling multiple laps of one climb to achieve a vertical ascent equal to […]

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Women’s Cycling Round-Up

Like the Daily News Digest hosted over on our brother site CyclingTips, the Women’s Cycling Round-Up will be a collection of content we curate twice weekly to share with our readers. The pieces we select will occasionally include articles we’ve produced and want to highlight but more often than not will be women’s cycling content […]

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Twenty women cycle the height of Everest on Mt Donna Buang

At midnight 22 women stood at the bottom of Mt Donna Buang near Melbourne in the light of the moon, steeling themselves for the many hours of pain ahead. They were about to spend nearly all of Saturday in an 8,848 metre high battle with their legs, lungs and minds. The aim for each one […]

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Everesting: climbing 8,848 metres in a single ride

Ever since surveyors pronounced it the world’s highest peak, Everest has held a kind of power over us. It is more than a mountain; it is a symbol of something so frighteningly large and monumental that it has become a yardstick, a unit of measurement for anything big in our lives. In this post CyclingTips’ […]

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