For those who spend their cycling time indoors on Zwift, you’ve likely noticed a growing number of riders with the tag “vEveresting” notating a rider attempting to tackle the same feat in the confines of their home set up.
As I tallied up miles on Zwift, the idea of a vEveresting attempt slowly started to captivate my imagination. I was in reasonably good climbing shape thanks to a head to head showdown racing Jana Richtrova up Alpe du Zwift
, but it wasn’t until seeing industry friend (and Zwift staffer) Craig Taylor complete the challenge (on his birthday, no less), I decided it was time to give it a whirl. I’m no stranger to tackling impulsive endurance challenges, like running through the Waipio Valley
or giving the Alohaman Xtreme course a trial run
for my race director friend, Aaron Palaian. How difficult could this really be? I figured if I just ratcheted back enough on my pacing the effort would be similar to an Ironman-like day, only concentrated to time in the saddle.