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Quick update: The Everest Mailrun Challenge 2017 started as planned at 06.00 local time at Everest Base Camp in Nepal on Sunday May 28.

It was completed at the Rangasala Stadium in Kathmandu at 20.22 on Thursday June 1.

A full run report will follow soon...

 The start of the Everest Mailrun Challenge at Everest Base Camp in Nepal at 06.00 local time on Sunday May 28, 2017.                   Photo: Anuj Adhikary

The start of the Everest Mailrun Challenge at Everest Base Camp in Nepal at 06.00 local time on Sunday May 28, 2017.                

 Photo: Anuj Adhikary

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Everest Mailrun on Twitter

Follow ultra-runner Jamie Ross Mackenzie's World Record attempt to run the full 320km distance of the Everest Mailrun, non-stop, from the high altitude of Everest Base Camp at 5,350 metres above sea level, all the way to Nepal's capital, Kathmandu.

Jamie will attempt to break the record of 63 hours and 8 minutes for this epic journey.

Jamie is attempting this extreme ultra-run record to raise much-needed funds for two charities building and maintaining schools in rural areas of Nepal, and providing all the teacher training and support necessary to staff those schools.

If you would like to support the aims of this run, there are two donations pages:

UK-based The Pahar Trust: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/EverestMailrun

And New Zealand-based The Himalayan Trust: https://givealittle.co.nz/fundraiser/mailrunchallenge

 

 

 

This is the second attempt on the Everest Mailrun by Jamie. He first made the attempt on 29 May 2016. That attempt was inspired by a drive to raise much-needed funds for The Himalayan Trust's schools rebuilding project following the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal in April 2015. The run raised several thousand dollars for the Trust's rebuilding work, and was supported by the organisers of the Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon. Jamie managed to complete 280km of the full 320km distance, but had to abandon the attempt. Having come so close in 2016, the intention is to return in May 2017 for a second attempt, with the benefit of all of the experience from the first. 

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  The 320-kilometre (200-mile) route from the roof of the world to Nepal's bustling capital Kathmandu. Following in the footsteps of the earliest Everest Mailrun runners   --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The 320-kilometre (200-mile) route from the roof of the world to Nepal's bustling capital Kathmandu. Following in the footsteps of the earliest Everest Mailrun runners

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ABOUT THE CHALLENGE

Ultra-runner Jamie Ross Mackenzie is aiming to run the full distance of the Everest Mailrun route in one continuous attempt.

The aim is to break the current record of 63 hours and 8 minutes, set in April 2013. 

The start will be May 2017, from the high altitude of 5,350 metres at Everest Base Camp in Nepal.

The route crosses the mountainous Solukhumbu region to Kathmandu, covering a distance of 320 kilometres (200 miles). 

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THE CAUSE IN 2016

 

Jamie attempted the full Everest Mailrun on 29 May 2016 to raise funds and awareness for the work of the Himalayan Trust

The aim of the Mailrun in 2016 was to highlight the need for donations to help with reconstruction work after the devastating earthquake of April 2015, which killed nearly 8,900 people, injured 100,000, and destroyed 600,000 homes and 30,000 classrooms across the country. Every penny, cent, kroner or euro donated went to the Himalayan Trust.

I intend to visit one of the school rebuilding projects that we raised funds to support, and will be providing updates in
May 2017 on this site. Thank you to all who donated! It really does make a difference!

The work of the Himalayan Trust is ongoing. If anyone would like to make a donation, please see below.

 

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