Everesting Record Smashed

Everesting Record Smashed

Ronan McLaughlin crushes the previous record with an incredible time of 6 hours, 40 minutes 

The Irishman climbed the necessary 8,848 metres (29,029 feet) in a blisteringly fast time of 6:40:54, almost 20 minutes faster than the previous world record of 6:59:38 set by America’s Sean Gardner on October 3, 2020.

Sean Gardner sets Everesting Record

This isn’t the first time Mc Laughlin has broken the Everesting record by a considerable margin.

In July 2020 the former-semi-pro-racer-and-coach-turned-tech-writer climbed the height of Mt. Everest in 7:04:41 – more than 20 minutes faster than the previous record, set by none other than six-time Grand Tour winner Alberto Contador.


For his record-setting effort, Ronan chose Pactimo

"I chose the Pactimo Skinsuit because it was lightweight, breathable, aerodynamic and I was confident I would be comfortable the whole time," Ronan said. "The design was perfect too, especially when on a quiet country road. I wanted to be sure vehicles who would be on the road would be able to see me clearly."

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