Ronan McLaughlin smashes Everesting record
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.
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."