About the Race

Triverest Switzerland is an epic Triathlon starting in the center of Switzerland. It finishes on the top of Mount Pilatus, the iconic mountain of dragons between the cantons of Obwalden and Luzern. With a combined elevation gain of 8’848 meters/29029 feet the name TRIVEREST lends itself to Mount Everest. TRIVEREST takes you on a journey with unique adventures you’ll never forget.

Covering the elevation will require the athletes to bike and run into the night and makes this event the ultimate triathlon challenge/adventure.  The route will cover 7 alpine passes by bike and finish with a run to the top of yet another. Mastering this challenging adventure requires a strong body, mind and spirit but the feeling of achievement and personal conquest will make it all worth it!

TRIVEREST is the first triathlon to reach the heights of Everest.  The event is designed for professionals and amateurs, teams and solo triathletes.   It will take between 16 and 24 hours to complete.


DATE

Friday July 2020 – The bike leg of TRIVEREST covers several mountain passes. Saturday and Sunday motorcycle and car traffic is at it’s peak. In order for the athletes to have a beautiful experience climbing the famous Swiss passes with less traffic the race is scheduled to begin on Friday morning.


CATEGORIES:

  • SOLO (1 person): female / male
  • DUO (2 persons): female / male / mixed
  • TEAMS (3-4 persons): general

DUO/TEAMS: change of athlete

  • Only one athlete is on the route at a time, the other one(s) travels in the crew car.
  • The active athlete may be changed on the course at anytime.
  • There are restrictions, where the support car is not allowed to drive or sections which are not safe for stopping. These are indicated in the athlete handbook.

SHERPA

  • For the final climb from Alpnachstad to the top of Pilatus (8 km-1’680 hm/5 mi-5510 ft) a registered supporter (Sherpa) must join the athlete. For the DUO and TEAMS this may be the teammate. It is mandatory to have in the minimum two people together on this section of the course.  The Sherpa may carry athlete’s gear and/or tow them to the top of Mount Pilatus.