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US cyclists Everest hill in Washington state - twice in same ride

Daniel Perry carried on riding until he had climbed a height gain of 20,000 metres

Two cyclists in Washington state in the north-western US have managed to 'Everest' a hill twice without stopping - with both putting their rides on Strava - and has put his ride on Strava.

'Everesting' is the practice of climbing a hill or mountain repeatedly until the height gain exceeds that of the world's tallest peak, Mount Everest which rises 8,848 metres, with retired pro cycling legend Jens Voigt among the riders to have tackled the challenge.

To manage two such ascents one after the other, for a total height gain of 17,696 metres, is something special then - but that's what Fabien Le Gallo and Daniel Perry managed on Norway Hill near Seatlle last weekend.

Le Gallo climbed off just shy of 18,000 metres having completed his double Everest - but Perry kept going until he had climbed more than 20,000 metres, which took him 44 hours 33 minutes 55 seconds and covering almost 762 kilometres and which would have seen him repeat the climb more than 150 times.

Perry, who was raising money for a cancer charity, has been featured on road.cc before - remember his attempt to complete the Rapha Festive 500 in a single ride last year?

> There are heroic failures, and then there's THIS: Cyclist's attempt to do Rapha Festive 500 in one ride thwarted by snow, driving rain and ice

 

Simon has been news editor at road.cc since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.

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