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Neverest Challenge Melbourne

Date
April 17, 2020 - April 18, 2020

 
Kathmandu Neverest Challenge Melbourne location

Kathmandu Neverest Challenge Melbourne location

One Tree Hill Picnic Ground, Lord Somers Rd, Tremont

 

Registration will be at the One Tree Hill Picnic Ground. View the course on Strava HERE 

Team Event

 

Kathmandu Neverest Challenge for teams – 28 laps, 7448m elevation, 104km distance – Saturday start/finish.

Reach the elevation of Mt Everest from Kathmandu. It doesn’t matter how many laps each person completes, it’s the team total that counts. Bring some snacks and cheer each other and your fellow Neveresters on! It’s a fun day out for everyone. Kids welcome on teams.

$70 per participant              $40 per student                $35 per child 

Solo Events

Neverest

28 laps, 106km, 7448m

Reach the elevation of Mt Everest from Kathmandu in this 30 hour event. Friday start/Saturday finish

OPTIONAL EXTRA – Sea-level to Summit – 8848m in 34 laps, 127km.

 

$90 per participant     

$40 per student       

No children

The Half

13 laps, 48km, 3468m

Reach the elevation of Mt Everest from Base Camp in this 30 hour event. Friday start/Saturday finish

 

$90 per participant     

$40 per student       

No children

The Kosci

9 laps, 33km, 2228m

Reach the elevation of Mt Kosciuszko from sea-level in this 16 hour event. Saturday start/finish

 

$70 per participant     

$40 per student     

$35 per child (by request)

Suggested gear

  • Fleece jumper (synthetic or wool)
  • Rain coat
  • Thermals/beanie
  • Electrolyte or sports drink
  • SNACKS YOU LOVE (you’ll be burning roughly 500-1000 calories an hour, so you’ll need to keep well fuelled!)
  • Hydration pack with bladder
  • A change of clothes
  • A collapsible chair or picnic rug
  • Spare socks
  • Strapping tape
  • Band-Aids and blister blockers

Mandatory gear

  • Headtorch (for Neverest and Half solos. Also advised for teams of 2). You will not be permitted on the course after dark without a headlamp
  • Spare batteries. See above.
  • Water bottle or reusable cup (this is a low impact event)

Getting there

The Kathmandu Neverest Challenge Melbourne is held at One Tree Hill Picnic Ground.

By CAR – we strongly encourage you to carpool with your team or supporters. VERY limited parking is available at the One Tree Hill Picnic Ground carpark near the registration area and in the surrounding streets. Parking is available at the 1,000 steps carpark off Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd – you may want to drop your gear at the top then park.

 

By PUBLIC TRANSPORT – Take a train to Upper Ferntree Gully Station – there is a hike up the hill to the registration area.

History

 

“Everesting” is running or walking laps of a hill to simulate climbing Everest. The Kathmandu Neverest Challenge is organised by and is a fundraiser for the Australian Himalayan Foundation for their work educating kids and training teachers in rural Nepal. Neverest began in 2015 following the devastating earthquakes in Nepal, and has grown to accommodate over 600 entrants each year. In 2020 Neverest will be staged in 4 unique locations.

The Australian Himalayan Foundation is proud to have Kathmandu as major sponsor of the Kathmandu Neverest Challenge.

Kathmandu contributes not just to people going up and down a mountain for hours, but also to kids in Nepal getting a better education, and finding new paths to take in life.

Huge thanks to Kathmandu for their generosity and support of the Event Series and of the Australian Himalayan Foundation’s work in Nepal.

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