Walking the Himalayas by Lev Wood

I was disappointed in this book.

Others disagree. It’s got fairly good ratings on GoodReads.

I learned very little about the Himalayas. Indeed most of the book has him nowhere near the mountains. He’s road walking in the lowlands.

I assume Lev’s boring route had to do with logistics for the film crew following along.

Ryan Sandes and Ryno Griesel ran much higher trails by comparison.

The book is poorly written too.

He got travel advice from the Dalai Lama. That bit I enjoyed.

And the tale of their vehicle crash was horrific. One of the real dangers of the Himalaya is motor vehicle accident.

related – TV series – Walking the Himalayas

6th annual Ladakh Marathon (India)

Sunday 10 September 2017.

7 KM RUN LADAKH FOR FUN

HALF MARATHON

MARATHON

KHARDUNG LA CHALLENGE 

Check out the scenery. Click PLAY or watch it on Vimeo.

 

The Khardung La Challenge (72 km) is the Highest Ultra Marathon in the World. … you will be running approximately 60km of the race at above 4000m ( 14,000ft) …

ladakhmarathon.com

the Barkley Marathons

… In the nearly 30 years since the Barkley’s inception, only 14 people have finished the race. …

Outside – How Two Filmmakers Cracked the World’s Most Bizarre Trail Race

Stu Gleman fist pumps at the start of the Barkley Marathons

Stu Gleman fist pumps at the start of the Barkley Marathons

The Barkley Marathons is a 100 miles (160 km) run and a 60 miles (97 km) ‘fun run’ held annually in Frozen Head State Park near Wartburg, Tennessee in late March or early April.

The course itself, which has changed distance, route, and elevation many times since its inaugural run in 1986, currently consists of a 20-mile (32 km) loop with no aid stations except water at two points along the route and the runner’s parked car at the beginning of the loop. Runners of the 100 Mile version run this loop five times, with loops three and four being run in the opposite direction and loop five being runner’s choice. …

Click PLAY or watch the trailer on YouTube.

Buy it.