Ultra Mountain Trail Running
With the onset of endurance sports gaining popularity, Lesotho Adventures offers a globally unique opportunity to experience Endurance Trail Running on the mountain trails of Lesotho. Guided by the legendary Steve Black (to view Steve Black’s running pedigree please visit his blog, the link is on the bottom of this page) this experience will see you running an average of 40 km a day, with an option to also run for a third day…if left with Steve you might accidentally run for much longer but this is something out there that a few select people in the world will be able to accomplish.
The general trails (as the mountains are riddled with game trails) follow pretty much the same route as the horse trails, but are not limited as a human can clamber inclines a lot faster than a horse can. Weather also plays a very important part in deciding what route / trail to run, and as the weather can be extremely unpredictable it’s never a wise move to settle on one specific route.
Obviously to be able to run an Ultra Marathon over the course of two days in a High Altitude Mountain environment requires a fair amount of experience, and is treated as a serious endeavour. Warm and comfortable sleeping arrangements are taken care of leaving the runners very little to carry on their persons. Light but warm rain resistant clothes are recommended as is protection from the sun.