The last edition saw the runners facing extreme weather conditions, from a sunny 30 degrees to hailstorms and a crazy snowstorm at Baralachala. The nights saw temperatures dipping to -10 degrees. Add to this, an average altitude of 4000m and oxygen levels of 50%, making it one of the most difficult running events in the country.
Runners would wake up each day to a different landscape – from the lush green valleys of Manali to the barren but breathtakingly beautiful landscapes of Ladakh. Each curve on the road have a different surprise in store – the mountains would change color; the peaks looks nearer and the clouds against the deep blue sky paints the prettiest picture.