If you’ve risked your life by running a full marathon(s) in gas-chambers of modern cities of ‘civilised’ world, here is your chance to push it a bit further in scenic Ladakh, by running 55 kms over Wari-La, a high mountain pass not yet infested by tourists who can’t differentiate between Goa and Ladakh.
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In life you reach a point where you stop feeling... yes feeling anything. No pain, no fear, no anger, no joy, no disgust, no trust or mistrust, no anticipation, no surprise, no sadness, no thirst, no hunger, no depression, no hate, no love, no nothing. But you have to go through all of them and much more, literally to abysmally lows and higher than highest highs to get there. And then you suddenly realise that nothing matters. You and everything else around you is simply insignificant.
To know all about the 2016 edition of La Ultra - The High, listen to this special edition of Move-Mint running podcast.
Alex (Germany) & Dunya (Behrain), a couple changed by ultra running.
Dunya and Alex left behind an unhealthy life of well-rounded smokers, and picked up running in 2009 and ultra running in 2014. Now the changed couple are running La Ultra - The High for the second year.
Grant Maughan, an Australian, a seafarer, an ultra-runner, triathlete, surfer & general adventurer, also a participant in 7th edition of La Ultra - The High has come 6th (2016), 9th (2015) and 2nd (2014 & 2013) at Badwater ultra, besides winning the Iditarod Trail Invitational 130 mile race which qualifies him for 350 mile race next year.
Dariusz Strychaliski, a Polish participant in 222k at 7th edition of La Ultra - The High, was left in coma after a car accident at 7yrs of age. Today he runs ultras like no ones business even though his right side is partially paralysed.
At La Ultra - The High, I try to make a Dangerous event Difficult. But most humans suffer from the 'Immortal till we die' syndrome. Rules up there are for the safety of the runners. That is my first priority. I would never ever compromise on that.
Khirki to Leh... it needs to start somewhere, with someone. Thanks a million miles to all who believed in my crazy idea when there was nothing to show for it. The journey started in July of 2010. Now La Ultra - The High is a name to reckon with in Ultra running world globally.