On Saturday morning, Jack Thompson aka Jack UltraCyclist will attempt his 42nd Everest of the year in London.
The Everest taking place on Hillway in Highgate in the north of the capital is part of his 1,000,000: A Space Odyssey challenge .
Throughout the current year, Thompson is attempting to climb 1,000,000 metres of elevation, which equates to one Everest per week, with the goal of raising €1,000,000 for a variety of mental health organisations.
In 2021, WorldTour rider Richie Porte climbed more metres than any other professional, setting a record within the professional ranks of 662,000 metres of elevation gain. Thompson’s aim is to have climbed 50% more than the former Ineos Grenadiers rider by the end of 2022.
A professional athlete and mental health advocate, Thompson has repeatedly raised the bar in the world of ultra cycling, while documenting his exploits on his YouTube channel.
The Australian has accumulated numerous world records and world firsts, and his activities on the bike have enabled him to shine a light on those suffering with mental health issues as well as organisations working to provide support to those in crisis.
In 2021, Thompson rode the entire Tour de France route in just 10 days . By doing so he managed to beat the peloton to Paris.Thompson explained that the idea for his new challenge came about after an Everesting challenge in Portugal fell through.He said: “I had this idea back in 2021 that I wanted to Everest in every Municipality of Portugal (26) and create a […]