Q & A

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Registration for the Race Republic Everest Climb will open to the public on Friday, October 1, 2021 at 5:00am US Eastern Time. The Race Republic Everest event will begin December 31, 2021 at 5:00am US Eastern Time. Because the event is virtual participants my log in and ride any date and any time (for twelve months) after December 31, 2021 at 5am US Eastern Time.

The Race Republic Everest Climb costs $200.00 to register from the opening registration date of October 1, 2021 to November 1, 2021.

Yes, Race Republic has partnered with www.everesting.cc in order to bring you the most realistic virtual Everest experience possible.

Race Republic Everest Climb registrants receive the following:
  • 12 month use of the Race Republic Everest Climb App. Climb as much as you would like, whenever you would like for twelve months.
  • Race Republic Everest Climb Finisher T-shirt.
  • Race Republic Everest Climb Finisher medal.
  • Entrance into the Everesting Hall of Fame.

Finisher T-shirts and medals are available for an additional fee and are shipped after participants summit at 29,032 ft. Shipments may take 3 to 4 weeks for delivery.

Absolutely, as a Race Republic Everest Climb participant feel free to use the app everyday for 365 days if you like. You may ride as much or as little as you choose for one full year.

You sure can! Riding 29,032 ft is a lot of climbing so we’ve built in an automatic rest and hold feature that allows you to save your progress and then pick back up where you left off whenever you want. You may take up to three days to finish the Everest Climb. Another interesting feature of the Race Republic Everest Climb is that if 29,032 ft is too much climbing to tackle now, you may also climb lower elevations or warm up for your Everest Climb by climbing the Seven Summits (or Nine depending on how you define them) below. We’ll have all of the Seven Summits clearly marked on the race route.
  • Mount Everest (Asia) - 29,032 ft (8,849 m)
  • Aconcagua (South America) - 22,838 ft (6,961 m)
  • Denali Climb (North America) - 20,322 ft (6,194 m)
  • Kilimanjaro (Africa) - 19,341 ft (5,895 m)
  • Mount Elbrus (Europe/Russia) - 18,510 ft (5,642 m)
  • Mount Vinson (Antartica) - 16,050 ft (4,892 m
  • Puncak Jaya (Oceania) - 16,024 ft (4,884 m)
  • Mont Blanc (Europe) - 15,781 ft (4,810 m)
  • Mount Kosciuszko (Australia) - 7,310 ft (2,228 m)

The Race Republic Everest Climb is a 50 mile or 100 mile in length climb and averages a 12% ascent grade for the 50 mile course and 6% grade for the 100 mile course. There are no downhills on the 50 mile or 100 mile climb. Along the way you’ll be able to take in breathtaking views of the highest mountain range on Earth.

While we believe that anything is possible, the pitch, grade and terrain of Mt Everest is not ideal for a road or even a mountain bike. So no, you’re not really riding up the real Mt. Everest. What we have designed is a course that is manageable on a road bike that goes around Mt. Everest twice and then up the south pass to the summit. Again, in the real world this wouldn’t be possible on a road bike but thanks to our technology, we’ve made it a reality.

No, unfortunately not. Event registration is nonrefundable

Great question! This will vary drastically by individual. Because there is no downhill on the Race Republic Everest Climb average ride times should be faster than climbs where you have to ride downhill. But that lack of downhill also removes recovery time. Pro cyclists should be able to manage our course in 7 hours or less. Everyday riders in good physical condition may take 10 hours or longer. It all depends on you…

Yes, you do. The Race Republic High School Everest Climb and Everest Base Camp Climb requires that you sync your bicycle to a smart trainer (like a Wahoo Kicker) and to our event. This allows us to show you your watts, speed, time, distance, ascent, cadence, heart rate and more. Heart rate and cadence require a heart rate monitor and cadence meter. If you can connect to Zwift on your trainer, you should be able to connect to the Race Republic High School Everest Climb and Everest Base Camp Climb.

Well, there’s a few. The Race Republic Everest Climb allows you to take the guesswork out of your Everest Climb. You can know when you participate in our climb that you will have to travel 100 miles at a 6% average incline to accomplish your goal. There is no downhill on our climb so all of your energy can be put to work in climbing. A 6% grade is also a very doable grade for most fit people. It’s not going to be easy, but if you work at it the Race Republic Everest Climb should be doable for most.
Participating in the Race Republic Everest Climb on a smart trainer also provides the safety of riding in your home with no tire flats, dogs, cats or cars to run into. Not to mention that it’s nice to have your own restroom and refrigerator near by. You’ll be burning some serious calories.
And finally, if you ride up 29,032 ft don’t you want a cool T-shirt and belt buckle to show off to your friends?