In 2023 we held our first Everest Event, put simply it was amazing, a day we will never forget. On the climb of Peaslows in The Peak District riders gave everything in pursuit of achieving their ‘Everest’. There was initial excitement, a stack of emotion as the day unfolded, some real battles, some true heartbreak and overall a huge team spirit that really tried to get everyone over the line.
We had about a 50% success rate with a further 25% achieving a base camp or more.
It was to be a 1 off event but we came away thinking ‘we can’t put that to bed, it was too special’, so quickly we launched Everest 2024 and it SOLD OUT in a week! This inspired us to search for a 2nd location to create an Everest South and here we are! With a lot of local help, we’ve ended up at The Wall! Official 100 Climbs no.19, known locally as Kidd’s Hill. Strava Link HERE
This 1.5km climb which averages 8.5% and a vert per lap of 128m is spot on for an Everest attempt. There is shade by the tress from the sun and wind, the latter being a big negative factor at Peaslows in 2023. The steepest part at 13% is going to be a factor, low gearing = spin to win here!
Everesting is simple, you each ride up and down that hill until you’ve achieved 8,848m of climbing for a full Everest, half that for a Base Camp and for those mad enough, 10,000m for a 10k! On The Wall that translates to:
10k = 79 laps
Everest = 70 laps
Base Camp = 35 laps
*pending official survey to calculate exact vert/ distance.