Fancy something completely different, then how about running through one of the coldest, most brutal and highest places on earth and finishing on the summit of Mount Everest - VIRTUALLY.
Then look no further than the 'Everest Mountain VULTRA' brought to you by Phoenix Running.
The Everest Mountain VULTRA will start at Lukla near the Tenzing Hillary Airport and to start with we're going on an acclimatisation loop which its own right takes in some of the highest peaks in Nepal, such as Mera at 6,476m, Chamlang at 7,319m, Hongku Chuli at 6,833m and Kyashar at 6,769m. Once we mastered running virtually at these sorts of altitudes and bagged a few impressive peaks we'll be heading out along the Everest Trekking route where we'll pass through all manner of fascinating places, including Namche Bazar. We'll be making a couple of out and back runs along the Dingboche Chukhung Path to visit the Chukhung baker and up the Kala Pattar Ascent Trail to the view point at the Kala Patthar Summit. Then it's a straight slog up to Everest Base Camp, but we're not stopping there because we've mapped out a totally unique route that takes us through Everest Camp 1 and Everest Camp 2, across the Lhotse face through Everest Camps 3 and 4 and then we're running from the South Col up the Hillary Step and finishing at the top of the world, right on the summit of Mount Everest at 8,849m, where I'll be waiting for you with a high five and a cheeky grin - VIRTUALLY!
The route is 116.7 miles and if this were an actual footrace then I'd take a bet it would one of the most brutal 100+ milers on the planet.
The 'Everest Mountain VULTRA' has something for everyone; from seasoned ultra runners to those who are new to running and want to try something awesome, and high up, and cold. Oh and of course there will be the epic bling - obviously!
There are 6 entry options;
To sign-up and log in to your very own Phoenix WORLD account click here and follow the simple sign-up process. You only sign up once and then you can log in to your Phoenix WORLD to submit virtual results, see what future events you've entered in the crystal ball, manage your details and much, much more.
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