Video: Claudio Caluori Completes his e-MTB Everesting Challenge

Aug 12, 2020
by Velosolutions Global  

Original story

Claudio Caluori keneveresting


Press Release: Velosolutions

On Monday 10 August, Claudio will be attempting his own version of everesting: The Keneveresting. He will try to climb the Crap Sogn Gion and descend the Never End Trail in Laax 8 times in 8 hours with his Kenevo.

The Crap Sogn Gion is the main mountain of the famous ski resort of Laax and the Never End Trail is the infamous, brutally long Downhill track which Claudio won his first Swiss national downhill title on in 1999.

Fans can make him ride even longer by donating for the next #pumpforpeace project! If we hit the $8848 mark within the 8 hours - Claudio will keep riding for more to make that next project a reality. Can he do it more than 8 times? You can force him to keep going! All funds raised will either be donated to support feeding schemes in and around our existing #pumpforpeace tracks to support communities that have been severely impacted by the current international health crisis or, towards launching the next #pumpforpeace project in either Nepal, Guatemala, South Africa, Ethiopia, Morocco or Spain.

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The concept of everesting

Pick any hill, anywhere in the world and climb it as many times as needed to reach 8848m of vertical climbing - the equivalent height of Mt Everest.

The concept of Keneveresting

Claudio will push himself and his Kenevo to the absolute limit by climbing the Crap Sogn Gion and descending the Never End Trail at least 8 times in 8 hours, which would result in 9000 vertical meters (29500feet) of climbing and redescending, meaning he’ll be riding up and down Mount Everest in less than 8 hours, despite not being an endurance athlete at all.

The biggest challenge might or might not be pedalling up to the peak 8 times, but it will certainly be a big challenge to hold on to the handlebars on a brutally long downhill track 8 times and doing all of it in 8 hours.

This is the plan:

- Start of the first run is at 6 am
- Climbing the Crap Sogn Gion from 1090m to 2215m, meaning 1125 vertical meters of climbing in 35minutes.
- Descending the Never End Trail back down in 15 minutes.
- Battery Swap, Bike Check, Drink, eat
- Repeat until you’ve reached the Keneverest or even longer!

Why on a Kenevo:

Claudio fell in love with that bike because it allows him to climb any hill at ridiculous speeds while giving him the feeling of being on a downhill bike on the way back down. Keneveresting is the logical consequence of living in one of the most amazing places in the world and riding one of the most amazing bikes in the world.

Why?

Claudio basically just needed to find a reason to get away from his computer and ride his bike, - but while doing so, why not try to set a record for others to challenge and find out what’s possible for a non-endurance athlete on an ebike and at the same time raise funds for new projects and supporting feeding schemes around the world for #pumpforpeace?

Get involved! Head over to pumpforpeace.com and donate to keep Claudio riding on 10 August!

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#keneveresting #neverresting #eeveresting #crapsogngion #neverendtrail #pumpforpeace

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44 Comments

  • 144 12
 Man swims English Channel on jet ski.
  • 15 1
 Man beats Lincoln Hawk in armwrestling with bionic arm.
  • 16 1
 Man brings answer sheet to calculus exam
  • 109 26
 Pinkbike news: man rides up hill on motorcycle
  • 11 2
 Internet was won for today everyone. Pack up and try again tomorrow.
  • 10 6
 @usedbikestuff: "Pinkbike thinks e-bikes are still bicycles and not motorsports"
  • 3 3
 @monkeybizz: Pinkbike shills electronic motor bikes now.
  • 31 4
 I would never admit to Everesting on an EBike!
  • 30 4
 If he does it on one battery...
  • 4 1
 now we talk business
  • 23 0
 What a specialized moment.
  • 14 7
 Was it easier than on a regular bike? Sure, probably. It was still a hell of a lot harder than sitting on Pinkbike trying to smugly perpetuate the misconception that e-bikes are motorcycles. Claudio did more work that day and has contributed more to this sport than any one of you so get of your made-up high horses.
  • 6 0
 Exactly! Bunch of keyboard warriors in full effect
  • 3 0
 Well said! Bike riding is good, therefore more bike riding is better...the same reason why people ride in bike parks. It's weird how none of these keyboard warriors tell Bruni he isn't a real mountain biker because he didn't pedal his DH bike to the top of the WC run!
  • 11 2
 I'm going to go for LiftEveresting at my local DH park. Should only be 29 rides to the top.
  • 10 1
 Truly disappointed that nobody has made a "that's not Everesting, that's E-veresting" joke yet
  • 8 0
 Looking forward to seeing who can beat the Keneverast Challenge on a mountain bike.
  • 6 1
 So how many of you negative gits have actually spent any quality time on a proper e bike ? And you are all missing the point that he was doing it to raise money for a good cause .... nice one - you guys are awesome ....easy to bag out someone doing something for good.
  • 8 0
 It would only take 268 climbs on my local trail lol
  • 11 2
 #haveyounof*ckingshame
  • 3 0
 'meaning 1125 vertical meters of climbing in 35minutes.' hey, climb that much on a human powered bike must take only......................
  • 4 0
 People be angry. Happy face. Ride a bike.
  • 4 0
 Evil keneverest attempt
  • 3 0
 "Oh my God, they've killed Kenny."
  • 3 0
 "You, Bastards!"
  • 5 2
 Id love to be along for the ride. Claudio's commentary is hilarious!
  • 2 1
 Has the relationship between Claudio and Scott ended? He was with them for a long time.
  • 2 1
 Yep, if you check out his Instagram page it looks like it ended 2018. He is now partnered with specialized. Even has a custom paint job or may be a wrap on his DJ, stump jumper, and enduro.
  • 2 0
 I asked the same question when he was doing all those vids with Nino. Never got an answer
  • 2 0
 well the last part of the article says it all: @iamspecialized @iamspecializedturbo
  • 1 0
 @vhdh666: helps to read I guess
  • 2 0
 If his motor doesn't throw a belt.
  • 3 1
 Had a problem with my Levo sounded like belt was slipping, but could not find any info on problem so sold it,
problem solved?
  • 2 0
 He will set the bike on fire ????. Burning down the hill ????
  • 4 3
 Mark Weir from 4 years ago is shouting at the universe
  • 1 1
 Take that Crap !
  • 2 3
 I don't get it
  • 3 5
 ebike lol
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