ARCHIVED RACE: La Ultra – The High @ Foothills of Himalaya, India, 11th August 2011

Race Info & Description

Race Information:

  • Event Name: La Ultra - The High
  • Distance (KMs): 222
  • Distance (Miles): 137.64
  • Date: 11 August 2011
  • Start Time: 06:00
  • Venue: Khardung Village, Leh, India
  • Best Time (Men): 48:50.00
  • Best Time (Women): 00:00.00
  • Organised By: Back2Fitness
  • Race Website: Click Here.

Race Facilities

  • Has Toilets? No
  • Has Changing Facilities? Yes
  • Has Water Stations? Yes
  • Has Prizes / Awards? Awards

Race Description

La Ultra – The High is a super insane ultra marathon (222km with 60hr cut-off) held in the foothills of the Himalayas, India.

The High course crosses the highest motor-able pass (controversially*) in the world, i.e. Khardung La (17,700 ft, recorded by National Geographic to be at 18,380 ft) down to Leh an then up again to Tanglang La (17,583 ft), finishing at Morey Plains.

Highest point: Khardung La at 17,700 ft (5395 m)

Cumulative vertical ascent: 10,193 ft (3,107 m)

Cumulative vertical descent: 8,873 ft (2,704 m)

At 14,765 ft (4,500 m), The High’s average altitude, the partial pressure of oxygen is 40% less than at sea level

Temperatures between 104F(40C) to 21F(-6C)

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