Mount Everest is the highest peak in the world which stands at 8848m high altitude above sea level. It attracts many climbers, including highly experienced mountaineers as the ultimate lifelong dream. Nepal has the most spectacular and beautiful mountain scenery in the world as well as friendly, hospitable mountain peoples who maintain their traditional culture and religious beliefs.
In 2016, Guibin International Sports Co., Ltd decided to hold an unprecedented world ultra cross-country event on the highest peak in the world. The event team went to Nepal many times. After countless time of track inspection, safety evaluation and feasibility analysis from time to time during three years, it was successfully completed twice test run in 2018. Eventually the first Everest 135-mile extreme race was officially opened on the 5th of May 2019! The Everest 135- mile extreme race presents the most beautiful essence of Sagarmatha national park in front of you. Sagarmatha national park is an exceptional area with dramatic mountains, glaciers and deep valleys, dominated by Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world (8,848 meters). In 1979 the park was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Running towards the Everest, challenge your limits,
The ultimate dream, a lifelong fantasy
he Everest 135-mile Extreme Race (Everest Extreme) is the first over-100-mile endurance running challenge in the Everest region. It is a path of extreme exploration that creates history! Everest 135 may be one of the most arduous ultra-races on the planet so far!
The race starts from Jiri, Nepal and ends in Lukla, Nepal. The total distance is 217.3 kilometres, with a cumulative elevation gain of 13,900+ meters and a cumulative descent of 12,800+ meters. The highest altitude is 5,517 meters, and the closing time is 150 hours.
The route covers the complete "Classic EBC Road" and crosses the three classic passes in the Everest region including Renjo la Pass: 5364 meters high, Chola Pass: 5371 meters high, and Kongma la Pass: 5509 meters high.
The challengers will cross the "abandoned route" of mankind in the thin air zone, and look at four of the ten highest peaks on the earth while running: Mount Everest (8848 meters), the highest peak in the world, Lhotse Peak (8516 meters), the fourth highest peak in the world. meters), the world’s fifth highest peak, Makalu (8,463 meters above sea level), and the world’s sixth highest peak, Cho Oyu (8,201 meters).
The route passes through Everest Base Camp (EBC), where you can observe the Khumbu Glacier - the highest altitude glacier on earth. It is also the starting point for explorers to climb Mount Everest.
Runners have to run with non-stop self-navigation for 150 hours, endure a huge temperature difference from 25 degrees Celsius above zero to negative 20 degrees Celsius below zero, and continuously running nearly 80 kilometers of high altitude zone at 4790-5517 meters.
Ø Everest 135 is probably the ultra-race that conducted at the highest altitude on earth. It is a unique event in the world and has the following unparalleled features:
1. The highest altitude over 100-mile ultra running event on earth.
2. The extreme running race with the largest altitude span in high altitude areas.
3. The longest continuous running event in the Mount Everest region.
4. The unique race route across all three major passes in the Mount Everest area straight to the EBC.
5. Restart the "abandoned" route by Everest climbers. Completely following the route used by the British Everest expedition team in 1953 when they climbed Mount Everest.
6. The standard of medical examination is the most rigorous at checkpoints.
7. The running event with the most helicopters used.
8. The logistics of material/equipment is extremely difficult due to the remote distance. Thus, the most primitive transportation methods have to be used.
9. Sherpa mountain guides will accompany runners while entering in three passes area, in order to make sure runners safety.
10. High safety precautions and emergency measures must be taken for all event participants including staffs who will work under tough condition.
Ø Track features:
The race track is inspired by the "Classic EBC Road" traveled by the ancestors of Everest climbers in the early 20th century. The route covers the complete "Classic EBC Road" starting from Jiri, Nepal.
The "Classic EBC Road" was the only way for explorers in the Everest region before the Lukla Airport was built. The completion of the Lukla Airport made it easier and faster for people to reach the EBC, so only about 5% of people were willing to spend the extra time and energy in reliving this "Classic EBC Road" with your mind starting from Jili. Therefore, only the strongest and most determined runners dare to participate and complete this track.
On this unique off-road track, you will▼
1. Travel through the world’s most dangerous airports
The track passes through Sāgarmāthā, Solukhumbhu and Lukla in the Everest region - it is not only famous for Lukla Airport, which ranks first among the top ten most dangerous airports in the world. , is also the starting point of the modern classic EBC hiking route.
Lukla Airport is 9,334 feet/2845 meters above sea level. The runway length is less than one-tenth of the standard length of international airports. It is known as the "runway on the roof of the world".
2、Climb Mount Everest’s South Slope Base Camp
Everest's South Slope EBC (17598 feet/5364 meters), which is the highest altitude point of the EBC hiking route and the location of the base camp for climbing the South Slope of Mount Everest.
3、 Explore the mysterious EBC hiking track
The Everest EBC trekking route, located at the southern foothills of the Himalayas in Nepal, is the ultimate dream destination for many backpackers and travelers around the world. Along the way, you can see typical Himalayan vegetation, Mani walls engraved with scriptures, crimson Tibetan Buddhist temples and white pagodas. It is home to villages of different ethnic groups, suspension bridges and beautiful snow-capped mountains, passing by the highest lake in the world. The route winds through rhododendron forests, wild orchids and the most traditional mountain people villages. The harsh natural environment, simple folk customs and mysterious religion give this magical mountainous area a unique charm.
The climate along the route is distributed vertically, with primeval forests, waterfalls and streams, alpine meadows, plateau lakes, and snow peaks and glaciers dotted all over the place. Four of the world's top fourteen over 8,000 meter peaks can be seen here. The majestic natural landscapes and far-reaching cultural landscapes along the way are all fascinating.
Everest 135, Following your dream, Run. This is a comprehensive and in-depth exploration of Mount Everest.
Ø Run with the spirt of Everest135 & feel no fear
Everest 135 has about 80 kilometers of high-altitude stages above 3,647 meters, with a maximum altitude of 5,517 meters. It is the highest-altitude over-100-mile ultra run on the planet. Among them, the three classic life passes are rarely visited by people. There are ultra-high altitudes, endless gravel, and moving glaciers. Running continuously over the three major passes at more than 20 degrees below zero, including Renjo la Pass: 5364 meters, Chola Pass : 5371 meters, Kongma la Pass: 5509 meters. It is the best tribute to the daunting Mount Everest.
The extreme temperature difference of more than 40 degrees between day and night, unpredictable weather along the way, cunning and hidden glacier crevices, and unpredictable high altitudes may all become the most fatal injuries.
Everest 135, the ultimate challenge. This is a fearless exploration of the dangerous high-altitude areas of Mount Everest. The Everest spirit of running on Mount Everest, transcending limits, reverence for nature, and challenging the infinite nature with limited self perfectly interprets the power of life.
-An arduous extreme run-