Nepal - Everest Marathon - November 2005

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Setting Off!

For those of you who don't know, I am off to Nepal today for the best part of November. I am one of five voluntary docs traveling with a group of extremely fit folk who have elected to run the Everest Marathon.
Have a look at the links which will fill you in about the actual marathon. It is the highest altitude marathon on earth and amongst one of the toughest.
Just in case you think I'm running it......I'm not! I don't think I'm fit enough.
We fly to Kathmandu via Abu Dhabi and have 2-3 days there before flying to Lukla.
From Lukla we are on foot, trekking to Gorak Shep near Everest Base Camp. This will take us the best part of three weeks, Slow ascent is the key, as acclimatization is our priority.
The actual marathon is scheduled for Mon 21st November, starting at Gorak Shep, finishing at Namche Bazzar. It will be televised, I think the BBC will cover it. Sleepmonsters (see link) will cover the race.
A big thanks to all my mates and family who've wished me well, and lent me loads of kit!
Bye for now


  • I'm excited to hear about your trip. I just came back from trekking in Nepal and it was wonderful. By the way I met a Sherpani, Mingma Doma Sherpa, who ran and took second place in the 2004 Everest Marathon. She looked extremely fit, and the thought of running from Base Camp to Namche in 6 hours like she did blows my mind. Happy Hiking!

    By Blogger SherpaTrek, at Wed Nov 02, 11:14:00 PM 2005  

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