How Ronan Mc Laughlin broke the Everesting world record

by Caley Fretz

photography by Phil Golston


Six hours, forty minutes, and fifty-four seconds. That’s how long it took Ronan Mc Laughlin, a full time tech writer here at CyclingTips, a father and a husband, to ride the height of Mount Everest. He smashed the world record by nearly 20 minutes and lopped some 25 minutes off his own previous record.

How did he do it?

One of the benefits of having a CT staffer hit out at world records is that we get a bit of extra heads up. So we sent our own Phil Golston to Mamore Gap with camera to capture the effort, from bike prep to mid-descent tire explosions to an emotional finish. Catch it all in the film above.

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