What is Everesting and what made you want to do it?
Keegan: Everesting is essentially climbing the total amount of elevation as Mt Everest in one ride or in one activity which is 29, 029 feet and the general rules are that you can only use one climb so you can’t use the momentum of going down one climb into another climb after. Other than that, it's pretty wide open, you can use any climb you want, any length of the climb, any amount of repetition but ya that’s pretty much it.
Phil: The idea is to climb 29,029 feet which are equivalent to the height of Mt Everest, and it’s been a thing that people have been doing on the bike for a few years now, but no real pro has taken to it where they have tried to break the record. None of the World Tour guys have looked to smash it before. I was originally looking to do it for the fundraiser that I work with Chefs Cycling for No Kid Hungry and every Summer I try to pick a campaign around that and my campaign this year was going to be the Tour of California that I was going to do which got canceled for obvious reasons so I was looking for something else and this has been a challenge that has been on my radar for a few years now. This now turned into something that I could do close to home that’s extreme and will help the fundraiser and we hit our mark of $100,000 this week so now we have moved it to $200,00. To sum it up I looked at this as a good way to raise the money I initially wanted to during this Covid-19 time.