On June 26, 2022 Harrison Biehl of Tahoe City, California, attempted and completed his first “Everesting” attempt. To “Everest” is to climb a hill repeatedly and in a single effort until you climb 29,032ft – the equivalent height of Mt Everest. You can do it on dirt, gravel or pavement.
Harrison chose the newly rebuild Stanford Rock trail on the west shore of Lake Tahoe for his attempt.
Your first question might be the same as ours: why?
There’s a great reason actually. Harrison did it as a fundraiser and awareness builder to support Tahoe’s West Shore trails including the new single track from Meeks Bay to Lost Lake. Stanford Rock is an example of a trail that was recently realigned by the Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association (TAMBA).
First Tracks Productions was on hand to document the attempt, and have completed a film about the event in an effort to raise awareness about Harrison’s effort and the trails around the Tahoe basin.
Harrison used his Ibis Ripmo, an enduro bike (!), for the attempt, adding an extra degree of challenge to the effort. While the Ripmo is a super efficient climber, the burly components on the bike definitely add weight.
We encourage you to watch the video below and support Harrison’s incredible effort with a donation to TAMBA here.