Trail-runner Patrick Vaughan Sets new Record for the Lebanon Mountain Trail

The Lebanon Mountain Path (LMT) is the longest climbing path in Lebanon because it just about covers the entire nation. It extends from Kobayat within the north of Lebanon to Marjaayoun within the south, a 440 km path that transects greater than 75 cities and villages at altitudes starting from 600 to 2,000 meters above sea stage. “The path celebrates the pure magnificence and cultural wealth of Lebanon’s mountains and promotes accountable tourism that brings financial advantages to the native communities”.

Photograph by Phyllis Neriah Tsang

On June 13th, Patrick Vaughan, path runner from Steep Adventures within the US, crossed the LMT and set a brand new document by working 470 km in 6 days and 17 hours. The run was organized in cooperation with the Lebanon Mountain Path Affiliation (LMTA) and the DC-based American Buddies of the LMT (AFLMT), with the assist of Avedis Kalpaklian, the LMT through-runner and former document holder.

I’d like to cross the path in the future nevertheless it requires a whole lot of preparation and time sadly. Vaughan devoted his run to boost consciousness concerning the LMT, and the significance of the safety of the mountains, thus tuning to the theme adopted by the LMT Affiliation for 2017: “We Stroll to Defend Our Mountains”.

Supply: [LMT]

Photograph Credit: Avedis Kalpaklian

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