They did it! On 21st October 2016, 11 Officers from the Gurkha Brigade Association completed a grueling 24-hour challenge in Nepal to raise money for the Gurkha Welfare Trust.
Every member of the team completed the Doko race under the pass time of 46 minutes then the team all completed the 50km ultra marthon, Annapurna Trail, in under 11 1/2 hours, which included over 3,500m elevation gain which is more than going from Everest Base camp to the summit.
2nd Lieutenant Sears and Captain Phil Lambert completed the 100km course in 25 hours with over 4,500m elevation gain throughout.
Mount Annapurna is situated North of Pokhara Valley in Nepal. Mt. Annapurna Marathon was named after a mountain peak called Mt. Annapurna I (8091m), starts from the East Face altitude of 4395m. The Marathon is organized to celebrate the first successful ascent on 8000m peak (Mt. Annapurna) by the French Team led by Maurice Herzog on 3rd June 1950.
Mt. Annapurna Marathon is a tribute to Late Dr. Harka Bahadur Gurung, who was the first Tourism Minister of Nepal and an expert on mountain tourism. Dr. Gurung made a tremendous contribution to the development of Nepalese Tourism under his visionary leadership as Tourism Minister of Nepal.
2nd Lieutenant Scott Sears said; “This was a fantastic achievement by all team members and with the generosity of our friends, colleagues and followers we have already raised over £5400″.
You can still sponsor them by visiting www.justgiving.com/scottsears