The Mt. Everesting Challenge was a trending challenge for many pros and amateurs who are stuck in quarantine since racing is canceled. It’s a given that all athletes who attempt and complete this challenge are complete masochist who find enjoyment out of enduring. What is the Mt. Everesting Challenge? It’s climbing 29,029 ft or 8848 meters, which is the same height as Mt. Everest. Cyclist will find and choose a road and they will climb the same road until they reach the same amount of elevation as Mt. Everest. The rules can be found on https://everesting.cc/the-rules/. The link goes further in depth with how long of a break you can have and the rules of the road you must climb. This ride will gain some attention as it is an impressive flex.
Here are some tips we have gathered if you’re interested in tackling your first Mt. Everest Challenge.
If you’re going to be riding on the same climb repeatedly, bring out your crew for the last half of the challenge. If you can complete a century, you can probably ride the first half on your own. After that halfway mark, you may need some social support to get you motivated and pumped. Plus, knowing that they drove all the way down and came out to support you, you’ll be even more motivated to finish.
Eat early, eat often
Be sure not to go too crazy with the gels and caffeine. Eat early and eat as much as you can because it’ll become more difficult to digest food later in the challenge. Gels consist of so much carbohydrate in the packet that it is important to also pair it with plenty of water. Too many Gels without enough water will cause an upset stomach and can potentially ruin your entire challenge. You don’t want an upset stomach for the Everesting challenge.
Use caffeine sparingly and appropriately. It is probably best at the very start of ride sparingly to get you going and towards the end of the ride. Too much caffeine during an event like this can cause a caffeine crash. What you may experience is extreme tiredness from the buildup of adenosine which are flooding your brand cells. In addition, you don’t want to be feeling more tired after consuming caffeine prior to first starting the challenge because you would feel worse than you should be.
Don’t start off too fast. At the start, make sure you go a bit slower than you think you need to. Overexerting yourself too early can cost you hours at the end. It’s a lot easier to go faster at the last half than it is to go fast at the start and recover from it. If you have access to a power meter, that will be incredibly more powerful. With a power meter, you can pace the climb and all its sections accordingly by making sure you stay within the proper zone. With the addition of the Heart Rate Monitor, you can also make sure you don’t spike your heart rate and keep that well-managed.
With this resource, continue to gather enough information so you can tackle your next Everesting Challenge!