Trekking in Kashmir

Trekking in Kashmir

My first Kashmir Trek for five days was in the Tosa Maidan and the Greater Lakes in the Bugdam District. We started in the village of Khag Shanglipora where we met the porters and the horses who were tasked with carrying the tents, big backpacks and the food including...
Confluence of ‘Brilliant’ Ideas

Confluence of ‘Brilliant’ Ideas

Ramzi’s summer bucket list included the following seemingly incongruent events: quitting smoking, visiting his girlfriend Mary’s parents in the US, doing some training for our upcoming ultramarathon in the Himalayas and running an epic race. Somehow all these events...
Berlin Wall 100 Miles – Back-to-Back Journey

Berlin Wall 100 Miles – Back-to-Back Journey

Followed by last year’s great experience of running the Berlin Wall 100mile Race, I decided to participate in this race again for the reverse route. It would enable me to experience the race, the city and The Wall from a different angle and I wanted to get my...