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Karakoram / Pamir / Umling La

Old 08-31-22, 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted by axolotl View Post
I think you are seriously underestimating the challenges of such a high altitude .

Before you undertake such a journey, I think it would make sense to attempt to ride up some of the high passes in Colorado, or ride at altitude in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, or Bolivia.
I am not estimating yet. Simply gathering information.

I agree that riding/hiking comparably high locations would be useful. Mt Evans (4260M) makes sense. One tour operator mentions previous experience at 4000M as prerequisite or desirable (not clear from the wording).
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Old 08-31-22, 08:36 PM
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Originally Posted by mev View Post
By the way, looking around Youtube, found the following video on (automobile) travel to Hanle - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Faav0yFKzLQ

They have some good views of the road, landscapes and general area. Looks like there is river water most all the way to Hanle. At that point one is at 4300m so still some climbing to do, but not a huge distance.
Just watched it -- blew my mind. Thanks
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