Biking up the Height of Mt Everest – How hard can it be?
“Everesting” is the challenge of biking up a local hill over and over till you reach the height of Mt Everest. We’re Mark and Stephen, are a couple of intrepid and very amateur cyclists in Whanganui, New Zealand, crazy enough to take it on. When we hit a challenge or obstacle in our training, we say “Ah! How hard can it be?” It’s become our motto, summing up the shared joy, futility, and fun of our challenge.
Mt Everest rises to nearly 9km (29,030 ft) above sea level. Did we say we hope to do it all in one ride… on one day? How hard can it be?
We also know about International Nepal Fellowship. We love that it’s a long-standing Christian mission. We love that it’s staffed and governed by Nepali people, and that it supports those most in need. When we think about their lives and ask, “How hard can it be?”, we get a very challenging set of answers. That’s why we want to partner with INF through their trust (HAT – Humanitarian Aid Trust) to raise money for the Poor Fund.
The Poor Fund seeks to help many hundreds of Nepalis with conditions such as bone infections, heart conditions, spinal cord injuries, eye problems and cerebral palsy who cannot afford to pay for their medical treatment. If you would like to support us on this event to raise money for the ‘Poor Fund’ then please click here:Donate to the Everesting fundraiser
If you’d like to follow us, encourage us, or share our journey with your friends, come over to our Facebook Page. We’ll keep you updated on our training and preparation, introduce you to some friends, and let you know how we go on our big ride.Facebook group
We’re aiming to complete the ride on a day between 19 and 22nd January 2021, weather permitting. We’ll do about 100 laps cycling up and down a local hill. Each lap takes us about 10 minutes when we’re fresh. What happens when we’ve been riding 16 hours and are knackered… and still have some laps to go?
Ah! How hard can it be?!