Melbourne Neverest

Neverest Melbourne

April 5, 2019 - April 6, 2019


One Tree Hill Picnic Ground



In 2019, we present to you an epic, choose-your-own-adventure style challenge on a brand new track! At the Kathmandu Neverest Challenge Melbourne this year, teams and solos have a choice of three challenges. All are fully supported on a 3.72km out-and-back, starting and finishing at the expansive One Tree Hill Picnic Ground.


Base Camp to Summit – 3,468m, 13 laps, 48km

Challenge yourself to more than a marathon, with 3.5km elevation gain thrown in for fun.


Kathmandu to Summit – 7,448m, 28 laps, 104km

For those who love a hundred. We know you can make the distance, but can you handle the View? (Get it? because View Track? So punny.)


Sea-Level to Summit – 8,848m, 34 laps, 127km

This is the full Neverest experience with ALL the vertical gain, and is longer than any other event in the series. Is it doable in 29 hours? You be the judge.





$70.00 Per Team Participant

$90.00 Per Solo Participant

$40.00 Per Student / Child (you must show student ID at rego desk on the day)


PLEASE NOTE the per person cost remains the same whether you are aiming to complete the 48km, 104km or 127km challenge. You just get more for your dollar if you stay out there longer. Eat all the oranges, go on.

How the Challenge works:


Solo participants will have 29 hours to run/hike the course and complete one of the three challenges on offer.

START from 6pm Friday 05 April                      CUT-OFF is 11pm Saturday 06 April



Team participants will have 16 hours to run/hike the course and complete one of the challenges on offer.

START from 7am Saturday 06 April                  CUT-OFF is 11pm Saturday 06 April


Please 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.



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.


Registration closes March 29, 2019.

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 solos/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)



“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 500 entrants each year. In 2019 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.

No Comments

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.