Neverest Challenge – Canberra
22 March 2019
The Kathmandu Neverest Challenge is on again at Mt Ainslie in Canberra from Friday, 22 March to Saturday, 23 March 2019.This vertical test of endurance requires a solo participant or a team to ascend and descend the same track until they complete the equivalent to the height of Everest (9,000m) above sea level. It is a charity event to raise funds for the work of the Australian Himalayan Foundation.Complete 53 laps solo or as part of a team to cover the 106km distance with 9000 meters of vertical gain. Individuals start on Friday at 6 pm, teams can start anytime from 7 am Saturday morning. Note that the team option is not a relay: team members walk/run the track concurrently.
Your entry covers the cost of the event, your Kathmandu Neverest t-shirt (while stocks last), water and a sausage sizzle on the day
53 LAPS // 106 KILOMETRES // 9000 VERTICAL METRESComplete 53 laps solo or as part of a team to cover the 106km distance with 9000 metres of vertical gain.Solo participants will have 29 hours to run/hike the full 53 laps of the course to complete 106km and 9,000m gain.START from 6pm Friday 22 March CUT-OFF is 11pm Saturday 23 MarchTeam participants will have 16 hours to run/hike the full 53 laps of the course to complete 106km and 9,000m gain.START from 7am Saturday 23 March CUT-OFF is 11pm Saturday 23 MarchPlease note Neverest is not a relay. Team members can be on the track concurrently, but you do not need to all start and finish at the same time. Supporters are very welcome. You can leave gear at the top of the hill, there will always be volunteers/AHF staff in attendance, but please note we do not take any responsibility for your gear.
DateMarch 22, 2019 – March 23, 2019LocationMount Ainslie LookoutSolo Start6pm Friday 22 MarchTeam Start7am Saturday 23 March
By CARIt is strongly encouraged to carpool with your team or supporters. Parking is available at the lookout, if this parking fills up there is also space behind the War Memorial off Cobby St.By PUBLIC TRANSPORTTake bus number 2 runs from the city to Foveaux St, then it’s approximately 1.8km walk to the registration area.By TAXIFrom the city takes around 15 min
Suggested GearFleece jumper (synthetic or wool)Rain coatThermals/beanieElectrolyte or sports drinkSNACKS YOU LOVE (you’ll be burning roughly 500-1000 calories an hour, so you’ll need to keep well fuelled!)Hydration pack with bladderA change of clothesA collapsible chair or picnic rugSpare socksStrapping tapeBand-Aids and blister blockersMandatory GearHeadtorch (for solos/teams of 2). You will not be permitted on the course after dark without a headlampSpare batteries. See above.Water bottle or reusable cup (this is a low impact event)
Australian Himalayan Foundation has a range of opportunities and would love to hear from you. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who Can Enter?Neverest is open to anyone. Children under the age of 16 can only join the team event, and must be accompanied by a supervising adult at all times.How Do I Get My T-Shirt?Your Kathmandu Neverest t-shirt will be available to pick up at registration on the dayHow Does Neverest Work?The Kathmandu Neverest Challenge is the repetition of laps up a hill until you reach the height of Mt Everest – 8,848 metres. You can do it as a team or individuallyCan I just Do Some of The Challenge?Absolutely! Come along and do 1 lap or 50, it’s up to you! Or team up with a group and see how many you can do on the day.Is There a Cut Off Time?The cut-off time for all competitors is 11pm on the Saturday.What are We Raising Funds For?The Kathmandu Neverest Challenge raises funds for the Australian Himalayan Foundation’s programs in Nepal. AHF partners with Himalayan communities to improve access to education and healthcare, and to care for their environment. Find out more here.What Should I Eat During the Event?While we will have some snacks and water available on the day we strongly recommend participants also bring their own food and electrolytes. We recommend you bring food you have used in other endurance events, or food you would eat on a hike.