#everestmarathon ONE WEEK IN !
I am 7 days into my Everest Base Camp Trek and have had two high altitude training runs so far leading upto the altitude of little over 5000M.
Things are getting serious now and a few runners have started suffering from mild High Altitude sickness.
The challenging thing about this marathon is not only the distance, but the altitude, the cold, the heavy winds that hits your face at every step, the steep ascents and descents. Oh and not to forget the Yaks !
I have been lucky so far, feeling good and confident, thanks to all your amazing support !
I also want to thank each and everyone of you for your love, support and kind donations to the children at @sunrisechildrensassociation. You really are making a difference.
Feeling quite small below the monstrous bulk of the seventh highest mountain in the world, until 1960 widely considered unclimbable. The obvious black pyramid-shaped peak (second frame) rising directly out of Chhonbardan Glacier is as high as the Eiger north face while the main summit of Dhaulagiri I rises another 1600 meters above its highest point. To access the normal climbing route the steep and broken icefall (center) must first be climbed followed by a dangerous traverse below the enormous, avalanche and rockfall-prone north face, before arriving on the northeast col between Tukuche Peak (left) and Dhaulagiri I.