Emanuel Buchmann ready to take on the Everest Challenge
The day is almost finally upon us. This coming Friday, May 29th, Emanuel Buchmann will take on his Everest Challenge at the Haiminger Sattel in the Ötztal Valley. Buchmann is raising money for the Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk (German children’s fund). The goal is €10 per metre of elevation, a total of €88,848.
Link to the crowdfunding campaign: www.gofundme.com/EmanuelBuchmannsEverestChallenge
"My training days were becoming slightly monotonous without racing. So I decided to do something really out there, and give myself a challenge. That's how this idea came to fruition. I’ll complete the challenge in the Ötztal on the Haiminger Berg, a mountain of ten kilometres in length, consisting of 1050 meters of elevation gain. I’ll climb and descend it alone until I’ve completed 8848 metres of elevation. I estimate that I should be on the road for about nine hours. We also have an online donation platform, where you can see how much has been donated so far. This venture will no doubt expose me to new things. The most I’ve climbed in training has been around 5500 meters. But you usually don’t just ride up and down a mountain. In racing, the really hard Tour stages consist of about 4500 to 5000 meters of elevation. So we’re dealing with quite a different number at the moment." - Emanuel Buchmann