Phil Gaimon makes second Everesting attempt to try take back record

The American did his research to find the perfect climb to try and beat the new best time

Phil Gaimon (Phil Gaimon/YouTube/Getty)

Phil Gaimon has unsuccessfully tried to take back the world record for the fastest Everesting.

The retired pro helped thrust Everesting into the limelight during the initial coronavirus lockdown in May 2020, setting a new record of seven hours and 52 minutes, which was then broken within days.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.