Hawker 'safe' but Great Himalayan Trail run is ended
Her last communication via Twitter read:
legs happy inside (muscles etc) despite the many miles already! legs not so happy on the outside: scratched (rocks&nettles) & kicked (me)
Having written this article a couple of days ago, I had wondered following what could be called ‘radio silence’ if 1. things were going okay and 2. if her comms (satellite units) were working properly.
The following comment was then added to the article by Roger Henke, race director of the Annapura 100 race, the region where Lizzy had been on track to run through and where earthquake activity had been reported.
Lizzy has been out of contact for quite some days because she lost all her communications equipment. We are very relieved to be able to report that she has managed to contact us this morning (Nepali time) and reports that all is OK. However, she also told us that she is breaking off her GHT attempt and is returning to Kathmandu.That is going to take another 3-4 if not more days. Only then will we all know the full story.
Having this evening read this terrible news it brings it home just how awesome this mountain range is and how if one isn’t prepared and respectful the very worst can happen. Of course sometimes these things are also shear bad luck and we are still to gather the exact reasoning behind her abandonment.
Whatever the story behind Lizzy’s aborted run it will be yet another fascinating chapter in this fascinating women’s life.