ARCHIVED RACE: LA ULTRA – The High @ Khardung Village , Leh, J&K, India on 22 July 2013

Race Info & Description

Race Information:

  • Event Name: LA ULTRA - The High
  • Distance (KMs): 222
  • Distance (Miles): 137
  • Date: 22 July 2013
  • Start Time: 06:00 AM
  • Venue: Khardung Village
  • Best Time (Men): 36:36:49
  • Best Time (Women): 37:34:37
  • Organised By: iRun Sports Management (P) Ltd
  • Race Website: Click Here.

Race Facilities

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

Race Description

Starting at an altitude of 10,766 ft / 3,281 m, with a cumulative vertical ascent of 13,313 ft / 4,057 m, and a temperature variation of 50°Celsius / 122° Fahrenheit, the participants at La Ultra – The High also have to battle with an oxygen content that is around 60% less than at sea level. La Ultra -The High pushes human endurance to the limit and re-defines what the human body and mind are capable of.

We leave it to the participants to judge how it compares against other ultra marathons out there.

Just a word of caution though, please do not under-estimate it!

The new route starts midway between Diskit and Khalsar villages at an altitude of 10,766 ft / 3,281 m. After first 3 km of being flat, it ascends for next 60 km to reach Khardung La, world’s highest motor-able mountain pass, at 17,700 ft / 5,395 m. The route then descends to Leh, its lowest at 10,982 ft / 3,347 m, which also happens to be half way mark (111 km). Over next 50 km, there is a gentle ascent to Serthi / Sakhti at 12,514 ft / 3,814 m, before a steep climb up to Worry La (actual
name being Wari-La) at 17,362 ft / 5,292 m. The route comes down back to finish 1 km past Serthi / Sakhti.

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