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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 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 joined as news editor in 2009 and is now the site’s community editor, acting as a link between the team producing the content and our readers. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, he has reported on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, the latest developments in the bike industry and the sport’s biggest races. Now back in London full-time after 15 years living in Oxford and Cambridge, he loves cycling along the Thames but misses having his former riding buddy, Elodie the miniature schnauzer, in the basket in front of him.

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Jimmy Ray Will | 6 years ago

What... why? 

I can see the sense in an Everest. Its the highest mountain... its a good benchmark.

But twice up there?

It wasn't even in one day... at what point does a ride become another ride, not just an extension of the last ride? 

Kudos to these gents, utter heroes... but  I can't help feeling this is one journey too far into the extreme.

bradtipp | 6 years ago

Went and saw the guys do this - it was above 90 degress on the saturday and Sunday! amazing effort.

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