same same but different

Yes, I’d said no more Mustang, but as no one listens anyway, who cares. The Chevaliers du Vent took their Annapurna Mandala Trail to Upper Mustang in 2012. Fabien Brusson‘s documentary about this multi stage has just been uploaded to youtube, and anyone who has run the same same but here and there a bit different trails is going to enjoy watching it.

Phu Dorjee Sherpa (and Upendra Sunwar Rai, and Manikala Rai) are prominently present, as are chevaliers du vent stalwarts Bruno Poirier, Pascal ‘le sherpa blanc’ Beaury, and Jean-Marc Wojcik. My Aussie friend John Cuthberson came fourth, how he survived all that French is anyone’s guess.

This is the map of the course (click on it for a slightly larger version); but having reached Muktinath, the organizers altered the intended ambitious crossings of the Thorong la to Manang and then the Tilicho La to Jomosom (the exhaustion from the earlier stages and the snow conditions expected on the Tilicho trail were the stated reasons). Carrying all one’s gear and a 40k stage from Tangge to Muktinath obviously made for a harder event than the 2014 Mustang Trail Race.

course map of the AMT 2012 - Mustang source: http://www.leschevaliersduvent.fr/annapurna-mandala-trail/amt-2012

course map of the AMT 2012 – Mustang
source: http://www.leschevaliersduvent.fr/annapurna-mandala-trail/amt-2012

About roger henke

Still figuring out the story line that would satisfy myself here. Listening to what my family and friends evoke, what the words I absorb, the images that move me, the movements that still me, point to.
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1 Response to same same but different

  1. Batterbury says:

    Very jealous of even the potential to do these races and travel. Ready for retirement for me I guess!

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