Discount on Salomon Equipment List for Manaslu

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Our equipment for the Manaslu Trail Race we recommend to other participants. We offer a discount of 20 % for all participants of the Manaslu Trail Race 2016! Plus the costs for postage and possible duty! Online store is here. For other items, send an email Stephan. Stephan: Salomon S-LAB Wings Trail running shoes (179,95 €) Salomon […]

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Manaslu: Fundraising through Photographs

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This is aimed at the participants of the 2015 Manaslu Trail Race for whom these photos will have obvious meaning! Thanks to Mark Brightwell for the photography and the initiative to collect donations in this way. Hi everyone, Namaste! First up, thanks for bearing with me. The link is now live. You can now order prints […]

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Manaslu Trail Race reviews / feedback

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2022 feedback Uitmuntende organisatie die je meeneemt op een ongelofelijke trip doorheen de Himalaya.Je wordt goed omkaderd door een geweldige staff, hierdoor je hebt slechts twee taken: lopen en van de omgeving genieten!De diverse groep van internationale lopers maakt de ervaring compleet.Zeker een aanrader! An outstanding organisation that takes you on an incredible trip throughout […]

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Emergency contact with race

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You can contact by sending a message via our tracking device.

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Micro spikes recommended – 2015 update

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Microspikes. They’re not really designed for deep snow or slopes, but they help a lot. As you will certainly know, in 2014 snowfall brought by Cyclone Hudhud gave rise to a disaster in the Annapurna region of Nepal. In 2013 a similar snowfall happened and blocked many high passes. Philippe Gatta, a French endurance athlete trying […]

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Race doctors speak: Dr Suvash Dawadi & Dr Beth McElroy

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In green, Dr Pranav. In blue, Seth Wolpin. This short tale is set at the stunning location of Hinang Monastery. Seth was getting a fast start to be ahead getting on to the narrow trail through the forest. The start happened in the monastery grounds – such a beautiful place – and everybody was super […]

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Manaslu 2014, arrival details

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1. Welcome to Nepal We will meet you at the airport and pick you up and take you to the hotel. You must fill this form in – Flight Arrival Time form – so that the transport company has accurate information. If for some reason you are coming earlier and you don’t need an airport pick up please let […]

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Pre-race interview: Holly and Martin Rush

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If someone decides to come back to this race, all the way from UK back to Nepal, and bring their other half, then perhaps that’s a good sign that this race has something special. From an organisers’ point of view, the 2012 first edition felt like a very steep learning curve indeed – about as steep as […]

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2014 entry list so far

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A good number of participants this year, though sadly some had to drop out at the last minute due to injury and personal / family reasons. Looking forward to welcoming all of the participants this weekend. We also welcome Lizzy Hawker who’s going to be gently hiking around and assisting with start finishes and course marking, […]

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Fundraising on the Manaslu Trail race

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On the 2013 race, Karen Carrington, an American resident of Shanghai competed to raise money for children to have necessary surgery that they could not otherwise afford, through the charity Heart 2 Heart. Congratulations to Karen for all her hard work in raising this money to make such a difference to these children, and their […]

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Nepal retailer of EXPED, Black Diamond Equipment, Rohner Socks, La Sportiva, Goal Zero, Cocoon, CEBE, Katadyn, Adventure Food, Suunto, Jet Boil, Adidas (Eyewear), Ortik, Koflach

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There are a number of original internation global brands available in Kathmandu. Here is a map of stores which sell them. View Larger Map Brand Name Address Link EXPED (expedition equipment) Switzerland www.exped.com Black Diamond Equipment USA www.blackdiamondequipment.com Rohner Socks Switzerland www.rohner-socks.com La Sportiva Italy www.lasportiva.com Goal Zero USA www.goalzero.com Cocoon Austria www.cocoon.at CEBE Europe […]

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2013: Anna Frost and Lizzy Hawker return to Nepal

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Perhaps the best thing about multi-stage races are the great people you meet. People from diverse countries, backgrounds, with diverse careers, and there’s a lot of time to get to know each other. In the out of the way places we visit, nobody is particularly busy, and there are few distractions, just time in the […]

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Lizzy Hawker to run the Manaslu Mountain Trail Race

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Lizzy Hawker loves the mountains and where better to find mountains than the Himalaya. She’s been several times to Nepal, always completing a tough running challenge, from the Everest Sky Race, (parts of) The Great Himalaya Trail, the 319km Everest Base Camp to Kathmandu run and so on. The Manaslu Race will provide good training […]

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Karuna discount

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Karuna are making our simple, no fanciness t-shirts. Their speciality is clothing from natural fabrics. For instance they have t-shirts made from Bamboo which is incredibly and unusually soft. Very kindly, they’re giving all of us 25% of the marked price of their items in the shop which is just 200m from the race hotel. […]

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Equipment list

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The equipment / gear / kit list follows the simple principle that safety comes first. Much can be bought or rented in Kathmandu and expensive equipment is not always necessary. Contact if you have questions. Running clothing Other running equipment to be carried Carried gear As soon as possible after waking, you’ll need to pack your […]

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Note to insurers

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Dear insurer, The Manaslu Mountain Trail Race is a multi-day running race along a trekking route in Nepal. The running stages range from 18km to 39km – so not marathon distance. The ‘race ‘ passes over a high pass of 5,135m but this will not be run as a race, but walked as a group. […]

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General and specific information for race time from the race Doctor

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General information from Dr Ben Winrow. https://www.mdtravelhealth.com/destinations/asia/nepal.php To all competitors – please read the above link and ensure you are up to date with all vaccinations – it is your responsibility to ensure you are adequately covered to avoid preventable and serious disease. It is also important that you visit your dentist prior to coming […]

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Equipment that you can buy in Kathmandu

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Several people have been asking what is possible to buy in Kathmandu. There is a minor manufacturing industry here now for outdoor equipment. Much is copied, using quality materials from  China or Korea. Several companies make their own items for export. Famously Sherpa Adventure Gear is made in Kathmandu, so fine quality items are made […]

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Trail shoes

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Several people have asked for equipment recommendations and I am going to include shoes in these recommendations. Shoes are tricky to recommend as everybody’s feet and running styles are different. I bought the shoe below on the recommendation of Lizzy Hawker. It was my first specialized low-drop trail running shoe after years of wearing “running […]

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More pictures from Manaslu

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Thanks to Felix Weizman who just wrote to me via the manaslucircuittrek.com website. I set this up with some people from the area to let people know that a) the trek is great and b) it is possible to do without camping. Hopefully it is helping the people of the area benefit from tourism. Felix […]

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Your race doctor is a very nice man called Ben.

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As you can imagine, with any sporting event, safety of the competitors is of paramount concern for the organisers. For a one day event, it’s relatively easy to find a paramedic, a doctor and even have an ambulance on standby. But for a multi-day event in the roadless mountains, you have to search for a […]

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Lisa Tamati to join the Manaslu Mountain Trail race

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Here’s great news. New Zealand’s Lisa Tamati will be coming to run Manaslu this November. North face Athlete Lisa’s endurance running CV is longer than most of our running strides. Click the image below to download Lisa’s bio document and get to know her a bit! For the other competitors, this is a great opportunity […]

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Manaslu your desktop

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If you’d like a change of scene on your computer, here is a really nice image which you can download and set as your desktop. A Facebook header image is here too. Share with friends who desktops need beautifying. Or right-click to download here.

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What race entrants are saying about themselves and the race

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So far we have a diverse group of entrants from Canada, Europe, Singapore and Australia/NZ (and some other places) also with a range of running experience – from experienced ultra-runners to relative novices determined to present themselves with a big challenge. There is certainly going to be a race at the front, and there will […]

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