French adventurer and mountain runner Philippe Gatta set out on one of the world's most challenging journeys, the Great Himalaya Trail, with a goal in mind: Complete the 1,700km trail in 40 days.
He didn't succeed – massive snowfall made traversing the high passes simply impossible. But over 34 days he chewed up 1,200km of distance and 62,200m of elevation gain, averaging 41km a day. His wife Anna joined him for a large portion of the trip, clocking in 615km of her own during 16 days of running. Scroll down and enjoy the story.
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