Rodolfo Jimenez, Interoliva’s production line supervisor, just wrapped up the Everesting Challenge, which was to climb the cumulative elevation of Mt. Everest. To be clear, that is 8,848 meters (29,029ft) all in one day. It’s called “Everesting” and it all started with a bunch of cyclists who liked riding in the hills and kept pushing it higher into the mountains.
The untold story around Everesting is the behind the scenes work that goes into each ride. The family, friends, and partners that sit by the road, roll laps in the darkness of the night, and often climb up to half the elevation alongside their mates is impressive. When you have been through hell yourself you have a pretty good idea about the importance of support.
One of the unique things about the Everesting Challenge is that it can be undertaken anywhere in the world, on any mountain, hill, or lump. Each ride is different since participants select their preferred distance, gradient, and setting. As a result each attempt has it’s own personality and story, but the one common thread is that there is no such thing as an easy Everesting! Rodolfo did 270km in 13h 05m. Congratulations!