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The Everest Challenge: Day 1 - Sep. 24-25, 2011

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Hannah up on South Lake getting acclimatized at 9,800 feet

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Rachel catches our protein rich dinner. Yes, we ate the fish.

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The SAG crew working on our caffeine acclimatization. Voltage! Go faster boat!

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Feeling the Bishop beauty on the pre-ride.

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Everything is clean in Bishop. Even the sewers are sanitary.

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Receiving some last minute coaching from Dad.

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Just minutes before the start of her toughest race ever.

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1st climb. From 35 riders down to 9 that could hang. Hannah is still there.

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Start of the 2nd climb, Pine Creek. Awesome climb.

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Toward the top of Pine Creek, a long section of 9%. Ouch!

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Climb 3, Mosquito Flats. This is Moriah's and Rachel's favorite climb.

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The rock faces up here are just amazing.

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At 10,100 feet now. Almost done with Day One.

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15,000 feet of climbing later, Hannah finishes Day One.