Next week, Roland Haiser will start his Everest Trail Race, one of the world's toughest high-altitude ultra-marathons covering 170km over six days. Roland is currently 75% to his fundraising target and writes:
“The Everest Trail Race is slightly unusual. Winding through the remote Solukhumbu region of the Himalayas in Nepal with breath-taking views of several of the world's tallest mountains, Everest, Lothse, AmaDablam, Tamseku, Kangtega, Makalu and Kanchenjunga, the Everest Trail Race (ETR) is one of the world's toughest high-altitude ultra-marathons.
The 2019 course is 170.5 km in length and divided into stages of roughly of:-
25km (+/- 3,625m))
26km (+/- 3,735m )
30km (+/- 5,396m)
27.5km (+/- 4,130m)
32km (+/- 4,465m) and
30km (+/- 4,572m) respectively
- with a total change in altitude of over 25.9km (approximately twice the accumulated elevation of Everest, and quarter of a million steps !!). Participants must carry all the technical equipment they need to survive – a sleeping bag, sleeping mat, warm clothes plus mandatory safety equipment. Temperatures range from 18°C during the day down to -10°C at night. The race is a test for both runners and the race organisation as the area is only accessible by foot. Altitude is a major factor as breathing is hard with short shallow breaths the norm. Additional information can be found at www.everesttrailrace.com or everesttrailrace.co.uk
With over 9 months of training nearing its conclusion, I hope this challenge may persuade you to contribute to this great cause. With your support the Children with Cancer UK Charity will be able to fund over 50 research projects across the UK accelerating breakthroughs to help drive up childhood cancer survival rates and find kinder, more effective treatments to reduce long-term side effects.
This ground breaking research directly saves the lives of children. With your support, we are helping to reach the life changing moment when they ring the end of treatment bell !!.
Please support Roland with this fantastic challenge and help him reach his target: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/roland-haiser3