Zwift “Climb Mt. Everest” Challenge Details

Zwift “Climb Mt. Everest” Challenge Details

Completing the Challenge

Just select it as your challenge from the menu screen (click “Menu” in-game, then click the challenge image at the top-right to see your current challenge information and/or switch to a new challenge.) Then climb 8,850 meters (29,028 ft) and you’re done!

You don’t need to climb it all in one ride (that would be what we call “Virtual Everesting“). As long as you keep this as your selected challenge, each ride’s elevation will be added to your total until you complete the challenge.

What’s the Prize?

A fitting reward for all that climbing, you get the ultra-light Trek Emonda unlocked when you reach the top of Everest. This is one of the fastest climbing bikes you can unlock early in your Zwift career, so get out there and hit those hill repeats, racers!

Extra Credit: Tron Bike

Once you’ve completed this challenge, keep it selected and your climbing will count towards the ultimate Zwift achievement–the Tron bike!

8,850 meters of climbing gets you up Everest. Another 41,150 meters gets you the coveted “Concept Z1” (aka “the Tron bike”)… one of the fastest bikes in game (but ironically, not a great climber)!

About The Author

Eric Schlange

Eric runs Zwift Insider in his spare time when he isn't on the bike or managing various business interests. He lives in Northern California with his beautiful wife, two kids and dog. Follow on Strava

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Andre L. Tosch Jr
Andre L. Tosch Jr
1 year ago

When I login onto zwift I cannot see the climbing challenge, it seems that I am relegated to New York and watopia? Is this because I’m still using the zwift free trial period or because I’m using an android phone?

Joey King
Joey King
1 year ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

Perhaps not on Android? There is no challenge image on my screen. Don’t have Windows or Mac. Running it on a tablet. Out of luck am I?

C@v
1 year ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

Works. the key word is challenge “image”. when you click on it, it will show your current challenge, and small grey text at the bottom left saying “Select another challenge”

seth
seth
1 year ago

Yeah Eric, you’re killing me with this “challenge” word. You don’t see “challenge” until you click on the image as the poster above thankfully pointed out.

Ramon
Ramon
1 year ago

Thanks, indeed clicking the picture does the trick.. didn’t recognize it as the active challenge.. From there on changing was easy..

David
David
9 months ago
Reply to  Ramon

I still can’t see the challenge image? What does it look like?

Mike Reys
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Mike Reys (@mreys)
9 months ago
Reply to  David

If you’re a new user, probably like a map of California, it seems to be the default challenge.

colin brown
colin brown
1 year ago

WHAT PERCENTAGE DO YOU GET TOWARD THE CHALLENGE WHEN YOU HAVE CLIMBED THE ADZ, IM GETTING 2%, DOES THIS SOUND RIGHT, CAN ANYONE TELL ME IF THERE IS AN EASIER WAY TO GET THE PERCENTAGE UP

Q.Modo
Q.Modo
1 year ago

Is there a way to know what activities do NOT contribute to the challenge? Three come to mind:
Events
Training
Dirt bike test trail

Oli Barnett
Oli Barnett
1 year ago

If you have already climbed 50,000m and you enter the challenge, does it unlock with no further pedaling required? Do the 8800m and the existing metres count to the extended goal, or do you simply start from scratch?

Kasia
Kasia
11 months ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

nooooooooooooo
I’ve done 23km of climbing for nothing :'(

Jam M
Jam M
9 months ago
Reply to  Kasia

Same that bites.

Eric J Bengtson
Eric J Bengtson
1 year ago

Hey Eric, once you complete the Everest challenge, can you switch challenges, then return to the Everest challenge to finish the extra 41k meters? Or does switching challenges cause you to lose the 8100 m you’ve already done?

Eric J Bengtson
Eric J Bengtson
1 year ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

Fantastic! Thanks Eric!

Maya Bach
Maya Bach
1 year ago

can i set a time frame of 7 days to complete the everest climb? is there any route plan for this or do i have to choose it manually?

J Kinard
J Kinard
1 year ago

I have been zwifting and I have over 20,000M of climbing. But I never switched to the Mt. Everest challenge. Can I pull those meters over to the challenge?

Steve
Steve
10 months ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

hmmm…probably should have signed up four years ago…376,020 feet climbed already🤔

Andre Gouws
Andre Gouws
1 year ago

Can one do the challenge in reverse first the 41,000m and the the everst challenge for the Tron bike reward?

Martin
Martin
1 year ago
Reply to  Andre Gouws

No. All meters accumulate in order. You don’t get the tron bike till the very end.

Todd Reid
Todd Reid
1 year ago

If you have completed the Everest challenge how do I start the virtual Everest challenge?

Ross Holdsworth
Ross Holdsworth
1 year ago
Reply to  Todd Reid

vEveresting is completed by riding 8800m in one ride. Good luck!

Nikos
Nikos
11 months ago

I don’t see “Challenges” anywhere, either on the ride screen or the menu screen. Is it because I’m using a PC instead of an IOS device?

Guillermo
Guillermo
11 months ago
Reply to  Nikos

Click the little map top right, then look for an open windows in the lower left, then change challenge

Guillermo
Guillermo
11 months ago
Reply to  Nikos

when you are riding and stop, but don’t click on menu, go to the route map on top right corner

Daniela Campbell
Daniela Campbell
11 months ago

What’s this all about? Help!!!

Daniela Campbell
Daniela Campbell
11 months ago

For the Everest challenge it says I need 164042Ft…. whattt???? Also, it says I’ve climbed 49451ft

Arran Leach
Arran Leach
11 months ago

Hi Eric I’m training for a virtual Everest 8.5 trips up the beast. I was curious if there is a bonus XP for completing? At the moment the only prize I see is bragging rights and a sore butt!!

David Weickhardt
David Weickhardt
9 months ago
Reply to  Arran Leach

It’s a lot. I didn’t measure exactly but I think it is about 6,500xp based on levelling up twice during the vEveresting

Michael
Michael
11 months ago

Does this challenge still exist?

Michael
Michael
11 months ago
Reply to  Michael

Just saw some other posts on this, will try again next time I’m riding Zwift.

Luke Byrne
Luke Byrne
10 months ago

Started Zwifting during the lockdown gonna see how many badges I can get before end, I’m on 60/118 at moment just missing the 500m and 1000m on the running side.. going for full route hero on the bike!! Not tackling the Alpe until I unlock the Trek Emonda!! 46 cycling routes to go..

mike
mike
10 months ago

Hi there,new to Zwift this site is great thanks. I’m just under 8k into the challenge. Once I complete the everest challenge can I select another challenge and still be working towards the Tron bike or do I need to wait for 50K?

Henning van Wyk
Henning van Wyk
8 months ago

hi there, does the meters i have climb before entering the ‘everest challenge’ count towards unlocking the TRON bike or only afterwards?

Al Salzz
Al Salzz
5 months ago

Does this challenge take into account any of your historical climbing done in Zwift, or does it only start from when you begin the challenge? – If that latter, I will be most dissapointed as I have already accumulated 19.6km climbing…

Al Salzz
Al Salzz
5 months ago
Reply to  Al Salzz

No don’t answer that, I found the answer… 🙁

Mike Poborsky
Mike Poborsky
4 months ago
Reply to  Al Salzz

Hey Al, if it helps I just found this info after climbing 49,300m. I thought I would be riding my Tron bike today. Oh well starting the next 50,000m today instead!

Clifford Clermont
5 months ago

I everested to on the Alpe d ZWIFT but was unaware of this process…..WTH!?!?

louise Walker
louise Walker
3 months ago

zwift keeps cutting out

Jan Harvey
Jan Harvey
3 months ago

Hi Im new to zwift since end of last year. I’ve done some racing and the festive 500 ans just started the Everest Challenge. I did my second ride towards the Everest Challenge today with 841m climbing and it hasn’t gone on to the challenge, it’s only showing yesterday’s ride despite showing fully in my activities. It should be showing 1100m and it says 265m. I’ve emailed help but haven’t received a reply.

Simon nash
Simon nash
2 months ago

I have only just realised that I had to go in the Everest challenge to get the tron bike, I’ve climbed countless climbs, but guess none count as I didnt activate the challenge? Is there any way I can correct this

Greg Hilton
Greg Hilton (@ghilton)
2 months ago
Reply to  Simon nash

You won’t be the first, nor indeed the last Simon! Sadly you cannot correct it other than registering and re-riding all those climbs! My top tip when I was chasing elevation was to use the Ride with function on Watopia to try and find someone near the bottom of Alpe Du Zwift and then join them!

Bradley Schroder
Bradley Schroder
2 months ago

Quick question about the climbing challenge, do you need to save the challenge each time you finish riding for the day or do you end the ride? If you end the ride, will this then keep accumulating the km for the challenge?

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