“Everesting is the most difficult climbing challenge in the world.” The concept of Everesting is fiendishly simple: pick any hill, anywhere in the world and complete repeats of it in a single activity until you climb 8,848m – the equivalent height of Mt Everest.
Virtual Everesting is much like Everesting Ride, which must be completed indoors on any of the online cycling platforms integrated with a smart interactive cycling trainer. Due to the pandemic situation, virtual Everesting was the favorite amongst the cycling community and it saw a surge of over 600% in the number attempting it.
I had attempted the virtual Everesting on the climb of Alpe Du Zwift on the TacX Neo indoor smart interactive trainer with the online cycling application ZWIFT. Alpe du Zwift is by far the longest, hardest, most intimidating climb in-game. The climb is modeled as a GPS-accurate replica of the famous Alpe d'Huez climb in France. The 21 hairpin turns with an average gradient of 8.5% in which the riders climb 1035 meters (3,396 feet) over a distance of 12.2 km (7.6 miles) to reach the summit. I had attempted Everesting on multiple occasions during the lockdown in 2020 and was successful in reducing my Everesting time from 16 Hours 41 minutes to 12 hours 08 minutes.
Virtual Half-Everesting (4424 m) also known as Base Camp Challenge is much like Everesting Ride. I had attempted Half-Everesting as well and completed it in 05 hours 53 minutes.