Scientific study finds the ideal hill parameters for an Everesting attempt

The better the rider, the steeper the hill should be, essentially

(Image credit: Future)

There's nothing new about Everesting, the challenge of climbing the 8,848 metres that make up Mount Everest doing repeats on a single climb.

The official website of the challenge lists 24,120 people who have completed it, on a variety of different hills; the fastest according to its Hall of Fame is 6 hours 40 minutes, completed by Ronan McLaughlin, while other attempts last longer.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.