Peru Jungle Ultra


Jungle Ultra travels through the Amazon rainforests and is considered one of the most challenging stage races in the world. Jungle Ultra is 230 km long over five stages and requires participants to carry everything they need to survive a week in the jungle. This includes a backpack with sleeping bag, hammock with mosquito net and roof. In addition, food comes to a minimum of 2,000 calories per day, and a few liters of water in bottles that are replenished at checkpoints along the way three times a day. Participants should also have some vaccines against everything from malaria, rabies to hepatitis - as well as submit a fresh ECG report and a medical assessment.

What I like extra good The Jungle Ultra and the organizer is their support and support to local communities where the competitions are organized.

Tips on comfort in the hammock

To sleep best in a hammock, I have the following advice: Buy a long hammock in relation to your body, it is then easier to lie stretched and less pressure under the neck. Find a warm place if you do not use Traps During the night, wind and cold traits will affect […]

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Jungle Ultra competition

"A breath-taking footrace through the Amazon Rainforest" Run, scramble and fight your way through 230km of remote jungle, journeying from cloud forest to Amazon basin I was initially going to Australia to take part in a race in May 2019 - but my participation was canceled due to illness. [...]

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Løpesko og strømper i myr og vann

Choosing running shoes to be used in rain, mud has similarities to Norwegian conditions especially in the fall. But during this race it was guaranteed that the shoe will be wet for six days. I picked out three pairs of running shoes that are well suited for the task.

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Sleeping bags in Peru

From lightweight down comforters to minimalist synthetic sleeping bags ... The start of the competition was up in the Andes for over 4,000 meters with temperatures down to freezing at night. In this area we had the opportunity to change equipment from a private drop bag before we disappeared down into the deep […]

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With hammock in the rainforest

I was going to Peru to compete in the Jungle Ultra that runs through the Amazon rainforest. This was a full-stack stage race and the organizer had instructed us to bring a hammock with mosquito nets to protect against malaria mosquitoes and other insects. Tents were not applicable because of all the […]

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