One of the things I’ve been introduced to down here is the group called the “Hash House Harriers.” It’s been described best as a drinking club with a running problem. For the past three or four weeks, we’ve gone out on Tuesday nights to some location near UB to hike and jog in the hills and forests surrounding the city. This weekend was our first out of town hash where a bunch of us went out to Terelj national park. During the communist days this was the local summer retreat for the higher up party officials. Now it’s more known as one of the most beautiful spots to travel to that is still close to UB.

Anyway, we had about 20 of us go out to one of the ger camps, and spend the next two days doing a combination of hiking, drinking, running, drinking, rock climbing, drinking, horse riding, and drinking. Did I mention the drinking? We did three different hashes over the weekend, including a final one on horseback. I lost count the first evening of how many mountains we climbed during the hikes!

The scenery out there was amazing. There were tons of wildflowers, and wild rhubarb growing all over the place. Brigitte, the owner of one of the local cafes in town spent a lot of time picking this, and all the next week served the best rhubarb deserts and pastries.

It was on this weekend that I got my first hash name “Trustdriver”. There is a great story to go along with it, but in order to protect the guilty, I’m not going to reveal it on here!

About The Author

Henry has spent three winters living in Antarctica which funded his early explorations and adventures around the world. Now he holds down a full time job in Denver, CO and continues to make travel a priority in his life, both internationally, and on weekend warrior type trips.

5 Responses

  1. Richard Webb

    Do you have a contact # for the UB Hash? We are visiting at the end of the month (july 2006), and I can find no trace of them online anymore.

  2. James Horner

    I spent a bit of time right by turtle rock in one of those “summer camps” that can be seen from the rock. Just wondering if you ever made up to the monastery.

  3. evelyn cummings

    hey.. i cant beleive i found this site.. its soo cool.. and i see that you mentioned my mom Brigitte and making the best rhubarb pie ever.. ?!?!
    well i’m over here in the US and i really miss going on hashes over in Mongolia.. 🙂 and just reading your stories puts a smile on my face. thanks

  4. Steven Chan

    I plan to visit UB sometime this month. Have been running with Kuala Lumpur Hash House Harriettes for 21 years. Can hike now only due to the screwed up knee. Will like to get connected you guys.
    Pl advise dates 2. Your contacts
    On On! Steven


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