Thanks to one man’s adventurous imagination and love of cycling, there is now another way to climb Everest: by bike. On 1st October 2016, 6 ESF teachers will be attempting to summit Mt. Everest climbing Mount Butler (Hong Kong Island) 44 times, a total of 227 kilometers. Not only being intrigued by this idea, the Hong Kong Pistons Cycling Club will be raising money for one of their school's newest community partner projects; United World School Cambodia (UWS).
UWS build schools and support communities by providing a free basic education for children who would otherwise go without. United World Schools is transforming the lives of some of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable children.
We have a unique, scalable and sustainable model that has the potential to change the face of primary education in the parts of the world that most need it. More information can be found here; http://www.unitedworldschools.org/
Dreamed up by the guys behind Hells 500, an Australia-based group of cyclists obsessed with climbing, Everesting is exactly what it sounds like: You climb the total height of Everest in a single ride. Everesting itself seems to date to 1995, when George Mallory (a grandson of the original, albeit unsuccessful, Mount Everest hopeful George Leigh Mallory) was training for an attempt of his own and hit upon replicating the total vertical ascent on training rides. It lay mostly forgotten for more than a decade after that.
Simply put -
You must climb the 8,848 meters (29,029 feet) in a single ride.
You can stop for breaks, but not sleep.
All the climbing has to be done out-and-back on a single route, like how a peak can have different climbing routes to the top (North Face versus South Face, for example).
There have been 1,200 successful attempts in 45 countries, with 35 successes in 11 Asian countries. The Pistons HK who are made up of ESF teachers at West Island school and one from Kennedy Primary School, are hoping to raise funds to build another school in the remote regions of northern Cambodia.
Please help The HK Pistons raise as much money as possible to help teach the unreached and give a Cambodian child the best possible gift; an education.
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