THE TREK & RACE
order to acclimatise to the high altitude it is necessary to ascend to the
start over a period of
15 days. This allows time for high altitude
training under medical supervision with a main ascent of 18500ft. The
race will start near Everest Base Camp at 17500 ft and finish in the
Sherpa ‘capital’ at Namche Bazaar 11300ft.
course is measured at 42km (26.2 miles) and is undulating with two main
climbs The race starts at 7am and must be completed before 6pm
is snow and ice at the start of the race and the terrain is varied with a
mix of boulders, scree and stone staircases. There are additional hazards
with the crossing of narrow wire suspension bridges and yak ‘trains’.