With such an amazing skyrunning location on offer, coupled with confirmation of some of the world’s best athletes, it was no surprise that entries into the inaugural Lesotho Ultra Trail – Africa’s first Ultra Skymarathon® were sold out within weeks of them opening, affirming its place on the world trail and skyrunning calendar. Runners from South Africa as well as from all over the world including Australia, India and the USA, ensured they did not miss the opportunity to secure their spot on the start line of this high altitude, African running experience, snatching up the valuable slots in a mere 15 days. Read more
Congratulations to Adeshnee Moodley who submitted this photo. She was here last month and her husband and by all accounts, had an amazing time.
The Lesotho Wildrun is a pure mountain running journey through the magnificent, remote and wild mountain kingdom of Lesotho. This three-day, 120km mountain wilderness experience takes place through the Ketane Ha Mothibi and Thaba Putsoa ranges, roughly 60km SE from the Lesotho capital of Maseru. The unrivaled magnificence of this mountain kingdom promises participants trail running like none they’ve experienced before. Read more
Traveling in by road through the beautiful countryside of Lesotho, mountains sprawling for miles, we came across the magnificent Maliba Lodge. With a picturesque background, and a warm welcoming from the lodge staff, we knew we had arrived.
The lodge staff were friendly and welcoming, very professional in nature, and clearly a high standard of service was apparent.
As the first nurses invited by the Maliba Trust to meet and work with the St Denis Clinic staff, we were unsure of what our role would be. We were lucky enough to have the lodge Camry to transport ourselves to and from the clinic.
- 300g Plain (Cake) Flour
- 3 Eggs (+1 Egg beaten)
- 1ml Salt
- 1 Onion, finely chopped
- 2 Garlic Cloves, finely chopped
- 15ml Fresh Ginger, finely chopped
- 30ml Masala Powder
- 45ml Rajah Curry Powder
- 250ml Plain Yogurt
- 30ml Wholegrain Mustard
- 1tin Coconut Milk
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 120g Cooked Oxtail, off the bone Read more
Inspired by Ska Mirriam’s international award winning cookbook, Cuisine of the Mountain Kingdom, this month is all about the queen of lijo tsa Basotho, (Basotho Food), Corn or Maize as it’s called here. We’re just coming into harvest time and the grain stores of most families are slim to none so it’s wonderful to see people now in the fields starting to harvest. While in January and February it was the standard for people to be carrying peaches and usually eating them at the same time, by March it was time for boiled sweet corn. Yum. Picked while the stalks were still green and the kernel were fat, yellow and sweet. Read more
On the 26th of January 2013 our official involvement in the Hand Me Down project began. Clothing had been donated from far and wide and we had a mammoth task ahead of us sorting and repacking more than 100 bags of clothing into black bags to be distributed in Lesotho in April.
An entire day was spent doing the packing by 8 of us, needless to say after we had finished we were all a little pooped. Further donations on clothing have since been flowing in at a steady pace and we will have to have another packing day soon I am sure!
In the heart of the Lesotho Highlands lies the Maluti Mountains, some of the best terrain for high altitude running in the world.
Serving as the “veins” of this region, an intricate network of trails exists along the valleys and mountain flanks, connecting many of the remote villages. Used primarily by livestock and shepherds, many of the mountain passes have been established by hand, allowing people and animals to pass through the Maluti Mountain Range on foot.
It is this ancient philosophy of man’s primal need to explore and conquer his surrounding terrain that has lead to the development of the Lesotho Ultra Trail, Africa’s first Ultra Skymarathon®. Read more