SummitSix is an experiential personal growth program designed for individuals and groups.
What Does it Take to Climb 29k Solo?
A Solo Everest Attempt:
- You will cover 25.2 miles of climbing at a 20% grade. Almost a marathon. Uphill
- This assumes: A 14 minute mile walking pace on flat ground and a sub-10 minute run pace for 13 miles.
- The 20% grade reduces your typical speed by 66% (without a fatigue factor)
- Including descent time, this will take, on average, 25.4 hours. This leaves you with 11 hours for food and sleep.
Other Considerations for Your Decision: We want you to respect the difficulty of the true Everesting challenge. It is one of the most difficult challenges you’ll ever encounter. If you’re not ready for it this year, don’t worry. Attempt a lower elevation for your first event and come back next year!
Regularly completing 3 more exercise sessions per week of 30-60 minutes each, currently able to complete a 5k (3.1 mile) distance run or walk.
Suggested Distance Choice
- Individual (10k, 14k)
- Team: 2-3 people (29k)
- Mount Olympus (10k)
- Matterhorn (14k)
- Team Everest (29k, 10-15k per team member)
Select Solo or Relay Team Status
- Teams must have 2-3 people.
- Teams must attempt 29k elevation.
2 Person Team
- Must each climb 14.5k ft in 36 hours
- Each climb 7,250 feet/ day
- Each person must summit 11x / day
- Average rest = 40 minutes per summit
3 Person Team
- Must each climb 9,700 ft in 36 hours
- Each climb 4,850 ft/day
- Each person must summit 7x/day
- Average rest = 1 hour, 20 mins per summit
Pick Your Event
To get your journey started, we would like you to pick your event, decide if you are entering as an individual or as a team and start thinking about your elevation goal.
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