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... because Haleakalā is too easy 😳

Old 02-19-21, 11:59 AM
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... because Haleakalā is too easy 😳

... and Everest is too small.

The “Mauna Kea First Ascent,” as the challenge was called, involved diving 16,785 feet to the base of the dormant volcano, kayaking 27 miles in open ocean from the ship to land, bicycling for 37 miles up the mountain, and then climbing the remaining six miles to the summit. It sits at 13,803 feet.

“It felt like a three-day beat-down,” Vescovo told Robb Report.


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This was a fun story. We visited the big island last year (just before the pandemic), and I absolutely regret not renting a bike, though my son and I did do some running. We drove to the visitor's center on Mauna Kea, but but the summit road was closed due to weather. Next time we go (assuming it happens), I'll either be bringing my bike or renting one to climb at least one of the peaks. I've read about people riding from the visitor center to the summit, but I believe a) it is now not officially permitted; and b) that if you proceed anyway, you really need to do a bike change as you need a mountain bike or, at the very least, a gravel bike on the summit road.
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b) that if you proceed anyway, you really need to do a bike change as you need a mountain bike or, at the very least, a gravel bike on the summit road.
Yes you do, and extra tubes.
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