Monday, 31 October 2011

Newsbite: Lewis Successfully Completes his Himalayan Challenge for the Fungal Research Trust

Aaron McKevitt and Lewis Fraser successfully completed their 100mile, 12 000 feet of climbing challenge on behalf of the Steph Smith Appeal for the Fungal Research Trust well within the 5 days required. That is the equovalent of running 4 marathons one after the other while at the same time climbing Ben Nevis ( the highest peak in Britain) nearly 3 times - and all of this starting at 6000ft of altitude.

At 6000 feet of altitude people standing still are at risk from altitude sickness if they are not acclimatised as the amount of oxygen present in the air is down to 18% (it is 21% at sea level). Aaron & Lewis touched 12000 feet at some parts of the challenge where there is only 15% oxygen in the air.

Read their Tweets here:

Lewis Fraser

Up at 0430 tomorrow to start the first leg- 24miles up hill to 11500ft.
17 Oct

Lewis Fraser

0430 is early. Here goes everything
Lewis Fraser

Day 3 complete. First marathon complete after a 44mile run the previous 2 days. Only 30 miles to go. www.everestendurance.co.uk
20 Oct
Lewis Fraser

Day 1 was a killer!! 24 miles and a 10000ft ascent. Suffered from altitude sickness. Had to stop every 30m or so to catch my breath.
20 Oct
Lewis Fraser

Half marathon starts in an hour and it's raining. I thought the monsoon season was over. :0(
21 Oct
Lewis Fraser

Day 4 complete. Got very wet and I have a dodgy knee. Had to use my walking poles as crutches. Only 17 miles to do tomorrow. :0)
21 Oct
 
Lewis Fraser

Finally the last day is here. Only 7 more hours an it will all be over.
22 Oct
Lewis Fraser

It's all over. 100 mile Himalayan stage race complete. It's been emotional, thanks everyone for all your support.
22 Oct
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