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The Kathmandu Valley Rim in a Single Push: 172km. 12, 608m gain. Not Possible Right? Seth Decided to Find Out.

Seth has been running, mostly solo, for 36 hours. In the space of 24 hours he’s slipped 12 hours behind his best-projected estimate for arrival at our rendez-vous, The Hattiban Resort. The sheer scale and complexity of the Kathmandu Valley … Continue reading

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A Short Walk Around The Annapurna – Part XIV – Journey’s End

DAY 20 – JOURNEY’S END  I rise before dawn and head out to the knoll. Sunrise is preceded by a chill wind, funnelled up from the cold waters of the Mardi Kola. By the time I have set up a … Continue reading

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A Short Walk Around The Annapurna – Part XIII – Ghandruk to Pothana

DAY 19 – GHANDRUK TO POTHANA I dance off down the steep stone staircases which wind relentlessly to the valley bottom far below. I have not travelled far before I am distracted from my downwards progress. On the stone paving … Continue reading

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A Short Walk Around The Annapurna – Part XII – Ghandruk – Greed, Gurung Girls and Machapuchare

DAY 19 – GHANDRUK Ghandruk is one of the largest and most famous of Gurung villages. Poised on a hillside high above the Modi Khola, it looks across this steep sided valley to Landruk, a smaller village nestled below an … Continue reading

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A Short Walk Around The Annapurna – Part XI – Ghorepani to Ghandruk – Frost, Snow and an Alaskan Bush Hippy

DAY 18 – GHOREPANI TO GHANDRUK My alarm goes before dawn, waking me for just long enough to look out the window, establish that we are still inside a cloud and turn over to rest some more: so, my third … Continue reading

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A Short Walk Around The Annapurna – Part X – Tato Pani to Ghorepani – Chickens That Ride Ponies and a Funeral Procession

DAY 17  There’s a heavy, oppressive grey sky weighing on Tatopani this morning and I want only to leave the place; to escape the confining walls of this narrow valley and be high again. Beau has self-diagnosed the dreaded giardia … Continue reading

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