Larry's Everesting Challenge


UPDATE May 11th:

I can't tell you just how much your support of my Everesting Ride for Jack.org means to me. The overwhelming outpouring of support, personal stories and generous donations, matched with the drive, and tenacity of the cyclists that came out to ride with me is what kept me climbing through the rain and wind, far into the night.

There was so much support that halfway through my ride, I upped by $8848 goal to $12,000, which I'm so close to reaching! Your gift today will help me scale this final part of my Everesting Ride. 

How can I capture the essence of one of the truly great days of my life? This will take some time and reflection. During my ride, the presence of Everest was felt, but it was not tragic, it was glorious. And I felt your support with me during every minute of my ride.

One thing that got me through this challenge and beyond, was knowing from past Everests, is that it’s important to see the future finished in advance, and holding onto that vision, a future free of stigma. I’ve spent many mornings lying awake at 4am, miles from where I want to be, doubting myself, fearing the unknown, the probability of failure paralyzing me. I've learned to embrace those doubts, and turn them into something great.

It’s difficult for me to accept praise for accomplishing this challenge, knowing that we each climb Everest many times over in various aspects of our life. There are hidden talents, ideas, and dreams that live in each and every one of us. The world is anxiously awaiting to see your gift. Greatness lives in all of us. It’s important we keep striving in life. That goal that you have, that dream that you’re reaching for, don’t allow anyone to control it.

Some of my favourite photos from the day are up here. You can check out all the photos from the day here.

Thank you for scaling Everest with me. I simply couldn't have done it without your support.
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I'm taking on my biggest cycling challenge yet, in support of youth mental health and Jack.org. Will you join me?


On May 6th, I'm starting a 24 hour ride, scaling a total of 8,848 meters, the height of Mount Everest. This is called Everesting in the cycling community, and I'll be one of a handful of riders to complete it in North America.

Everesting for me represents the ultimate challenge of physical endurance and mental fortitude. When I think about the mental health landscape in our communities and across Canada, and the stigma that exists, I believe, this is a summit we can all conquer together. 

Mental Health is a cause I am deeply passionate about, it has had a profound effect on my life. I've realized I can't sit still on the sidelines any longer. We have to be, "the change we want to see in the world". As a husband and father, I feel that it is our duty and responsibility, to equip our children with the tools necessary to thrive in life. We have to be the difference makers. That's why I'm taking on the Everesting Challenge as a way to not only challenge myself, but unite my community in a fight against mental health stigma. 

I've chosen to support Jack.org as I'm a huge fan of their work.  They are empowering our young leaders and the future of tomorrow. Through meaningful conversations; they are breaking down walls, barriers, stigma, and ultimately saving lives. This is the way forward. This is how we can conquer "Everest" together. 

Please join me in raising funds for this incredible organization. My goal is to raise $8,848; $1 for every meter climbed. Join me on May 6th, 2017 and let's scale this summit together.


Guest Book

Max Reydman, 11 May, 2017 11:52 AM

If we lived in the Matrix, you would be The One

Ali Soheil, 10 May, 2017 3:06 PM

Very proud and awestruck at your accomplishments and for what you are doing.

Franklin Tello, 10 May, 2017 11:43 AM

Larry, you are an immense inspiration and have always been present in my mind when I'm faced with tough training and life decisions. What a journey and what an example you're setting for all of us!
 

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My Goal
Goal:12000.0000 , Achieved: 12101.4800
Goal$12,000.00 CAD
Achieved$12,101.48 CAD
My Honour Roll
  • Michelle Donais
    $88.48 CAD
  • Senzo Tanaka
    $80.00 CAD
  • Guy Cafaro
    $60.00 CAD
  • Eric Siebert
    $548.00 CAD
  • Eric Shtapler
    $536.00 CAD
  • Victoria Loutsiv
    $510.00 CAD
  • Bruce Stewart
    $500.00 CAD
  • Paul Millar
    $500.00 CAD
  • Anonymous
    $50.00 CAD
  • Anonymous
    $50.00 CAD
  • Deborah Gilchrist
    $50.00 CAD
  • Dennis Flatman
    $50.00 CAD
  • Jesse Hayman
    $50.00 CAD
  • Lynn Fearn-Stewart
    $50.00 CAD
  • Michael Sharpe
    $50.00 CAD
  • Tom Hanrahan
    $50.00 CAD
  • Tracey Keighley-Clarke
    $50.00 CAD
  • Caroline Optis
    $5.00 CAD
  • Anonymous
    $35.00 CAD
  • Anonymous
    $35.00 CAD
  • Anonymous
    $35.00 CAD
  • Bryan Reyes
    $35.00 CAD
  • Bob Grossman
    $250.00 CAD
  • Caroline Al-Tamcha
    $250.00 CAD
  • Cube Bikes Canada
    $250.00 CAD
  • David Heisz
    $250.00 CAD
  • Oksana Peredery
    $250.00 CAD
  • Anonymous
    $25.00 CAD
  • Leighann Hobson
    $25.00 CAD
  • David Houghton
    $200.00 CAD
  • William Dainty
    $200.00 CAD
  • Natalie Waddell
    $154.00 CAD
  • Anonymous
    $150.00 CAD
  • Eric and Sandra with Love!
    $150.00 CAD
  • Kate McGaffin
    $150.00 CAD
  • Lori O'Hara-Hoke
    $150.00 CAD
  • Melanie Mainville
    $150.00 CAD
  • Michael Goulding
    $125.00 CAD
  • Ali Soheil
    $100.00 CAD
  • Ali Soheil
    $100.00 CAD
  • Andrew Pierre
    $100.00 CAD
  • Anezka Optisova
    $100.00 CAD
  • Anonymous
    $100.00 CAD
  • Anonymous
    $100.00 CAD
  • Brian Prendergast
    $100.00 CAD
  • Bruce Stewart
    $100.00 CAD
  • danil smirnov
    $100.00 CAD
  • Don Coats
    $100.00 CAD
  • Fernando Bagnasco
    $100.00 CAD
  • Franklin Tello
    $100.00 CAD
  • Hannah Spence
    $100.00 CAD
  • James McNaughton
    $100.00 CAD
  • Jane Pearson Sharpe
    $100.00 CAD
  • Jim Ritchie
    $100.00 CAD
  • Liana Lambert
    $100.00 CAD
  • Natalie Waddell
    $100.00 CAD
  • Paula Optis
    $100.00 CAD
  • Ricardo Lima
    $100.00 CAD
  • Rod Macdonald
    $100.00 CAD
  • Ross Rader
    $100.00 CAD
  • Shelley Wood
    $100.00 CAD
  • Ted Webb
    $100.00 CAD
  • Vadim Kats
    $100.00 CAD
  • Alan Hirschfield
  • Alex Aryafar
  • Allan Hall
  • Andrea Maone
  • Aniska Ali
  • carmen wageman
  • Dave Swindells
  • Dean Cutting
  • Eric Windeler
  • Igor Sram
  • Jeff & Leesa Wright
  • John Robbins
  • Judith Snider
  • kal badela
  • Liam Carney
  • Manuel Lonfat
  • Max Reydman
  • Mike Kohen
  • Mike Morten
  • Neil Mowbray
  • Phillip Crawley
  • Russell Slater
  • Steve Siwik
  • Susan Gesner
  • Thea M
  • Vickie Wild
  • william sims
  • Yuri Gonzaga
    
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