An “Everest Attempt” in the world of cycling is where an individual tries to climb the elevation equal to Mt. Everest in one ride. That’s about 29,000 ft or 8,800 m of elevation gain in one ride, so its usually a pretty big day in the saddle. I started the attempt with very little prep and a past knee injury that would come to bite me early into the ride.
I did however have sufficient fueling from Nature's Bakery with their amazing fig bars. See the thing with climbing is weight is very important, and with a 16 hour ride in front of me, getting in enough calories and carbs was going to be important. I brought with me three fig bars on each pass of the climb, eating one every 30-45 min. I had a small support crew (my wife and bro in law) but they couldn’t be with me the whole time, so in between re-fueling with them I knew I was covered by Nature's Bakery fig bars.
The story of my Everest is a dousy, and I put together a small documentary style video that goes through the day before prep, and the epic day of climbing, and the explanation of the finish. If my knee had held together, I would have had it in the bag, but I was never hungry thanks to Natures Bakery and their killer fig bars.