La Ultra - The High (www.thehigh.in), world's highest altitude ultra-marathon, is a super insane ultra marathon (222 km with 60 hr cut -off) held in the Indian Himalayas, in high altitude desert region of Le-Ladakh.
The course crosses over the highest motor-able mountain pass in the world, Khardung La (17,700 ft). It then travels back down into the scenic town 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.
* Temperatures between 104F (40C) to 21F (-6C)
* Oxygen content of air at some stages: 40% of what it is sea level
This is an invitation only race for the experienced ultra endurance runner. If interested, please send in your runner profile along with a 500 word essay on why you want to do The High to email@example.com
We are not calling it the toughest ultra. We want you to tell us what you think.