The second edition saw 2 racers who had raced in the previous edition all set to do this fabulous route again! Sumit Patil and Kabir Rachure who had just successfully finished RAAM Solo underwent formalities in a cozy setting at Rover’s Den hostel in Leh. Under a crisp blue sky they were flagged off from the Leh Gate heading for Lamayuru and Fotu La at 13500 ft above sea level!
Kabir felt the elevation gain of the race in legs that were barely recovered from racing 5000Kms at Race Across America! Continuing towards Kargil and Dras both racers faced some rain which fortunately did not persist! After the mandatory break at Kargil, Kabir headed back over Fotu La for Leh to win the race in 31hrs 05 mins (not including the 3 hours break time). Sumit raced in later that night t Qualify for RAAM in 36hrs 50 mins (not including the 3 hours break time).
The Route as you can see from the album is stunning, the Himalayas hold nothing back, their scale is truly humbling! Racers, the crew and officials were grateful to have had an uneventful event! The 3rd Edition is planned for Sept 2021 and we hope to see the event attract other Elite racers to race in the Himalayas!