Everest

Just as epic as the real thing.

Conquering Everest takes major grit and teamwork. Sprint up this quarter-pipe obstacle and enlist the help of other Mudders℠ to pull you over the beastly summit. Everest is coated in mud and grease, a combo that might send you right back from where you came. Suck it up and keep climbing. The view from the top is worth it.

Strength

Agility

Grit

Camaraderie

September 27 & 28, 2014

Capital Region, there will be mud.

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Obstacle History

Everest was originally called "Evel Knievel." The inspiration for the obstacle was to foster teamwork by making Mudders run up a slope so steep, they’d have to dive for their teammates’ hands at the end. The 2010 design featured a slick board strapped to a large stack of logs. Through 2011 and 2012, this design evolved into the massive slicked-up quarter-pipe ramp it is today.

Suggested Training

Slippery mountain climbers.
Sprints
Bent Arm Pull-Up Hang (bring your chin over the bar): 15 seconds each. Do 4 rounds.
Pull-Ups (attempt to get your chest to the bar): Do 4 rounds of 6 reps.
Lunges

Tough Mudder Tips

Get a running start.
Try getting up Everest yourself: sprint up the quarter-pipe, jump at the last minute and reach for the edge. Otherwise, call out to other Mudders to catch you as you run up the quarter-pipe and reach the top. If you have the strength and speed to make it up on your own, help out your fellow Mudders and stick around to pull a few of them up.

DO GOOD. FEEL GOOD.

Volunteering at a Tough Mudder event isn't just about giving back — it's about pushing Mudders forward. With helping hands, words of encouragement and an attitude as positive as the day's atmosphere, volunteers ensure that no Mudder gets left behind.