Here below is Marco Beretta, who placed 8th overall in the Manaslu Trail Race 2014. The race had 34 participants from nine different countries, with level stretching from seasoned hikers to elite athlete, all completing 7 stages and approximately 197km. The overall results you can find below.   Top 3 Females Mira Rai (NEP) 20:03:57 […]

A satellite phone (Thuraya SO-2510)  is available in Kathmandu for $10 per day and for a $400 deposit. You can use it for remote treks or expeditions. Excellent to be kept informed about weather conditions and to call for emergency help. The standard battery as well as an extended battery are included, as well as […]

Upendra Sunuwar and Arianna Regis atop the AUM … The second edition of the Annapurna Mountain Ultra trail race (AUM 2014) ended today in Pokhara, with the arrival of the last runners and walkers. This race, presented by Knights of Wind and designed by Bruno Poirier, was organized by Base Camp with the support of Raidlight. […]

Super happy here in Nepal to see another great performance by Nepali Trail Runners Mira Rai and Santosh Tamang. Mira is pretty special among Nepali runners in that she is the one driving her training. She’s not part of an army or police team or a running club, but gets out on the trails on […]

Dr Beth McElroy is race doctor for the Manaslu Trail Race, a staged trail race in Nepal, in November. She’s written the following advice for participants ofd the Manaslu Trail Race. 1) Why is Diamox used? Diamox (Acetazolmide) is a medication used to help prevent Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) which can occur in visits to above […]

Thanks to Asia Trail Magazine and Matt Moroz for allowing us to republish this article from the Mustang Trail Race. You can download in PDF format by clicking the image below, or simply read the text version below. Asia Trail is a magazine focusing on trail running in Asia, surprisingly enough! A great read and […]

Raiko is a new trekking clothing manufacturer in Kathmandu. They’ve been making things for years for the local market in Nepal and have grown into making their own brand for order and export. Ko in Nepal is a suffix that indicates belonging or ownership. So Rai ko means Rai’s or ‘of the Rais’. And indeed the company […]

A great opportunity to get NOLS qualified from certified trainers for an affordable price in Kathmandu, Nepal. Read on: The course is going to be conducted in Kakani international training center from “26th Jan – 4th Feb, 2015″, North east from the Kathmandu valley. It’s about a 60 minute drive from the city depending on the traffic. […]

“Sir, how could I get the opportunity of running,” said the message. “I am Ang Chhutin Sherpa, winner of Everest Marathon-2014,” she went on. Surely if you win the Everest Marathon, you’re already running and doing pretty well, right? I am still not sure what Ang Chhutin was really asking, bear in mind also that Mira […]