Have you ever wondered just what it takes to get up Mt Everest, the highest peak in the world? Maybe briefly – and for most of us that's as far as it goes as we quickly realise the bleakness and life threatening potential of such an expedition. The closest we were ever going to get to such a challenge was tackling the equivalent height in an altogether less hostile environment. There's even a term and a website dedicated to this practice - Everesting.

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Now, Everesting wasn't something our downhill-loving Features Editor Al was really chomping at the bit to do. So we decided to make life a little easier for him by giving him an e-bike to carry out the challenge on. Despite his trepidation, Al made it to the Pleney in Morzine, France to attempt the challenge and it turns out that even with some pedal assist action, this was no stroll in the park. Watch the video below and grab a copy of issue 348 to find out exactly how he got on...

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Alex EvansTechnical editor

Alex Evans is BikeRadar's mountain bike technical editor. He started racing downhill at the tender age of 11 before going on to compete across Europe. Alex moved to Morzine in the French Alps at 19 to pursue a career as a bike bum and clocked up an enormous amount of riding. Riding those famous tracks day in, day out for eight years, he broke more bikes than he can remember. Alex then moved back to the UK and put his vast knowledge of mountain biking to good use by landing a job working for MBUK magazine as features editor. Since working for MBUK, Alex's focus has moved to bike tech. He's one of BikeRadar's lead testers, knows how to push bikes and products to the limit, and wants to search out the equipment that represents the best value for money. Alex is also a regular on the BikeRadar Youtube channel and BikeRadar podcast.

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