Running the Great Himalaya Trail

No not me .. Nepal looks amazing but sadly it’s not me there.. I’m posting this for a couple of reasons that I’ll detail in a moment.

Yes it’s a bit of a curious post for me (in that it’s about running and I’m no runner):

I was contacted by the Berghaus folks with an infographic they have produced about ‘The Ultimate Trail’ – which one of their athletes (Philippe Gatta) is in the process of completing.

Philippe and at times his wife Anna are running an insane (to me)  40 marathons in 40 days… across the high route of the Great Himalaya Trail.  An amazing challenge!

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Kit Review – Berghaus Teton WINDSTOPPER Softshell Jacket – #hike tested

Scores: 5 out of 5 for comfort (including great arm venting) 5 out of 5 for weight 5 out of 5 for wind protection (and rain up to heavy showers – it may be as good in wetter conditions but I didn’t experience anything more than that weather-wise) Some of the kit reviews on my blog are spontaneous as in I’ve been out and bought a … Keep reading >

Kit Review – Berghaus Freeflow 25 + 5 day / rucksack

Score : 5 out of 5 on features and comfort. 5 out of 5 on weight. ** [review update (May 2012) – I took the Freeflow on a 4 day trip to Rum and it carried all the stuff I needed it to. The stow / expansion side pockets were really handy and I got lots in there. Great balance with sack crossing the Cuillins.]** I already have a … Keep reading >