Within 20 mninutes I was on Pew Tower with a view of morning clouds sweeping over the rim

KVRT Section I: Mudkhu to Jhule

Introduction  |  I: Mudkhu to Jhule  | II: Jhule to Sanga  | III: Sanga to Persey Ridge  | IV: Persey Ridge to Hattiban Resort  |  V: Hattiban Resort to Bimdunga Chia Pasal  | VI: Bimdunga Chia Pasal to Mudkhu Section I: Mudkhu to Jhule Please be sure to read the notes on the main ‘Kathmandu Valley
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A rough guide to running and hiking the Kathmandu Valley Rim Trail (KVRT)

Introduction  |  I: Mudkhu to  Jhule  | II: Jhule to Sanga  | III: Sanga to Persey Ridge  | IV: Persey Ridge to Hattiban Resort  |  V: Hattiban Resort to Bimdunga Chia Pasal  | VI: Bimdunga Chia Pasal to Mudkhu Introduction If you are looking to hike or run on the Kathmandu Valley Rim Trail – I
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Planning the Kathmandu Valley Rim Trail (KVRT) Challenge: Attempt v1

The mountains and ridges circling Kathmandu are amazing and too often under appreciated. I spend a lot of time looking at them while trapped within the city and when I hit the trails I am always amazing at how close they actually are and how much peace and beauty can be had. I know people have
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Sudeep making it happen

Funnest Known Time on the Manaslu Circuit: 3 days 14 hours 40 minutes

We leave the lodge before dawn, soft snow flakes coming down, our breath making great plumes into the night. Snow covers the trail and we lose it quickly, finding ourselves in the middle of a yak field. I mess with the gps  and say the track is up to our right. We eventually find it and move for the next hour
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Fabien nearing Marpha

Raindrops on Cascade Crest and Butterflies in Kathmandu

I have butterflies. That is a good thing. It’s been a while… Washington Where to start? How about the blackness of night? The pouring rain? The collective pull-together as people struggled through the inky ethos; the intermingling of fellow runners, pacers, crew, family, and volunteers working together to overcome adversity.  The Cascade Crest 100 mile
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Heading up in the fog...

Magic Mountain, Kool Aid Lake and Squamish 50m

My bags are mostly packed for Nepal via New York, Hong Kong and Dhaka. The Annapurna Trail Race is coming up and other adventures await. I leave on Tuesday.  I’m also packing drop bags for running Cascade Crest 100 tomorrow – a great run directed by my friend Rich White. I’m psyched to be paced
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Alpine Lakes Wilderness Challenge Report

My feet crash through the branches that I am standing on and suddenly I am a foot and a half shorter. I’ve kept my balance by holding onto other branches and with a few more precarious steps I am over the huge blow-down of dead and rotting wood and trying to figure out how to get
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Alpine Lakes Wilderness Challenge Attempt #1

Hopefully I will be updating this page sometime next week reporting a fun, yet challenging, traverse of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness.  (Update: Please see my trip report posted in a different place) I don’t have much time left to prepare so here are a couple thoughts. This is a ~75 mile route with two significant
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Scott McCoubrey - Pre-race briefing

White River 50 miler

It was a wet and cloudy 50 miles this weekend. The best part was seeing friends Yassine Diboun and Matt Palilla take 2nd and 3rd place. Actually I didn’t see it (I was hours and hours back) but I hear it was quite the show down at the end. Wish I could have been there.
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Lost and Found

We met in a little bike shop in the Adirondacks 25 years ago. I won’t say it was love at first sight…but there was some attraction. You had fancy aluminum tubing and shimano components, I needed a ride. Over the years we had a lot of adventures and for the last ten years you’ve been
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