Riding a bike to climb 8,848 meters, or the equivalent of Mount Everest: This is a goal set by a group of eight Quebecers, with a view to December 27.
Mount Everest is a challenge that has existed for several years. It involves choosing a hill or a mountain and then repeatedly climbing to reach an altitude increase of 8,848 meters, which is the highest peak in the world.
The organizer of the event Mathieu Cyr said: “I first thought of the virtual Mount Everest to push the limits.” I like physical and psychological challenges.
“For this reason, Le Phare is natural because it has always attracted me. The life of a child with such an ending touches me very much. I can’t imagine the pain the family will endure.”
As the winter began to settle in Quebec, a group of cyclists chose a virtual mountain as a climbing location: Alpe du Zwift, a replica of Alpe d’Huez in France. This is a 1036-meter climb, which exceeds 12.22 kilometers (average gradient of 8.5%) and must climb 8.5 times. If all goes well, we are talking about 12 to 15 hours of adventure.
The oldest member of the group of amateur athletes between the ages of 35 and 65, André Richard (André Richard) will play his second Everest race. This time he will try to cross the 10,000-meter mark, which in itself is another challenge.
He explained: “For the first time, I found it was a bit more difficult than I thought, because I managed to keep the same pace from start to finish.” I will do it again, surpass myself again, yes, but first consider the lighthouse s reason. ”