Higher ground

Local teen sets a record cycling the equivalent of Mount Everest

HELL ON WHEELS—Cole Kessler, 17, of Newbury Park is a standout cyclist and mountain bike rider. RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn NewspapersRecords are made to be broken.
But some records are made just to be made.
Cole Kessler, a 17-year-old teenager from Newbury Park, set a U.S. record in his first attempt of the Everesting challenge, an endurance cycling test to climb the equivalent elevation of Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world at 29,029 feet.
Kessler scaled 29,560 feet and covered 105 mil...

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