Terry O'Connor, an emergency services doctor for Blaine County in Idaho, is an avid long-distance runner and a climber with a passion for Nepal. O'Connor completed the 4th Annual Idaho Mountain Trail Ultra Marathon (IMTUF 100) in September, and dedicated this gruelling 100 mile (160km) race to the rebuilding efforts in villages across Nepal.
The road was blocked by a large digger, tipping smashed masonry into a truck and villagers worked to clear debris in the pounding midday sun. Dust from the rubble hung heavily in the air. To see the storeys-high piles of bricks, cement and twisted metal, it was difficult to believe that work had gone on for a long time. It looked like the earthquake occurred yesterday, not four months ago.