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Catching Breath

By We Love Cycling

Did you know that your body gets only half the oxygen in extreme altitudes? And you need a lot of it when trying to reach exactly 5,359 meters above sea level, on rocky, crumbling roads, accompanied by icy winds that will try to knock you of the path any chance they get. Some time ago, we’ve stumbled upon Christoph Kluge – an athlete who submitted himself to such conditions voluntarily and created a strava record for climbing one of the highest rideable Himalayan passes on a bicycle in 2012. The Khardung La pass stood unchallenged since then. Until now.

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