“April is the cruelest month,” T.S. Eliot wrote in "The Wasteland". As the seasons change and the weather turns a corner, we’re inspired by Eliot to concoct our biggest monthly Climbing Challenge yet – 9,000 meters (29,528 feet) in 30 days or less. That’s 152 meters higher than Mount Everest.
Whether you ride relentless laps up your local hill or go on epic mountain adventures, complete this Challenge and you’ll have tackled one of our toughest ever. Bring your training partners and set weekly goals to stay motivated, and don’t forget to chronicle your quest with our engaging new feature, Strava Photos.
Climb at least 9,000 meters between April 1st and April 30th and you’ll earn a unique finishers badge and unlock custom-designed, finishers-only jerseys and bibs.
Complete the Challenge and you will unlock the ability to purchase a limited edition Strava Climbing Challenge Jersey.
The 2015 Strava Challenge jersey features a sweatproof zippered pocket for your mobile device, reflective tabs to ensure visibility, and textured stretch fabric on the sleeves and side panels for improved aerodynamics.
The purchasing window will close 3 days after the Challenge ends. The expected delivery time is 5-7 weeks for domestic orders and 6-8 weeks for international.
Athletes who complete this Challenge will receive a Strava Climbing Challenge digital finishers badge in their Trophy Case.
The Challenge starts and ends based on each athlete's local time zone.
Manual entries, trainer rides, or rides marked private will not count towards your Challenge effort.
All activities logged during the Challenge period must be uploaded to Strava no later than three days after the Challenge ends.
Ride hard and be safe. Use common sense when it comes to traffic, weather, or other conditions while taking part in this Challenge. Remember to take care of your hydration and nutrition needs when you’re out on the road.