British Gurkhas run night and day across Central Nepal mountain range for Gurkha Welfare Trust

Earlier this year, the British Gurkha Ultra Marathon Polkara team ran over 150 kilometers across the Annapurna Circuit, a mountain range in Central Nepal as a fundraising initiative for the Gurkha Welfare Trust. This was in memory of two soldiers killed in Afghanistan in 2012 — Lieutenant Edward Drummond-Baxter and Lance Corporal Siddhanta Kunwar. Find out more about the appeal.

It was an extreme challenge requiring months of training and preparation. At some points, the team was running at altitudes of up to 5400 metres which meant drastically reduced oxygen levels, often with half the oxygen present at sea level. All donations raised will be used to rebuild a secondary school, Shree Saraswoti, based in the Priti area of Eastern Nepal.

James Devall from the Brigade of Gurkhas talks about how the team accomplished the challenge and how they stayed motivated…

They may have completed the challenge but you can still donate here.

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