July 15, 2011
La Ultra - The High is an ultra marathon adventure being held in the foothills of the Himalayas, India. The course challenges it's runners by crossing over the highest motor-able mountain pass in the world, Khardung La (17,700 ft). The course then travels back down into the scenic village of Leh (11,000 ft) only to summit once more, up into the second highest pass, Tanglang La (17,583 ft). The race finishes in the serene Morey Plains. Distance: 222 km (137.64 miles) Highest point: Khardung La at 17,700 ft (5395 m) Cumulative vertical ascent: 11,000 ft (3,353 m) Cumulative vertical descent: 8,873 ft (2,704 m) Temperatures between 104F (40C) to 21F (-6C) Oxygen content of air at some stages: 40% of what it is sea level Cut off time: 60 hrs This is an invitation only race for the experienced ultra endurance runner. If interested, please send in you running profile, along with an essay on a. Why do you want to do The High? b. What does running mean to you? We are not calling it the toughest ultra. We want you to tell us what you think.
Sport: Trail Running
Distance: 222 km
Location: Leh (Himalayas), Jammu & Kashmir, India
Contact Info: Rajat Chauhan
Contact Phone: +91 9650 755 71
Contact Email: email@example.com