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Discussion: altitude

in: Mounty; Mounty > 2017-07-02

Jul 3, 2017 4:12 AM # 
how did it feel riding at that height?
Jul 3, 2017 11:21 AM # 
I'm glad it was downhill. Just feels like you get tired really easily, and heart rate feels higher than normal.
Jul 5, 2017 1:33 AM # 
Steve R:
Jul 11, 2017 2:37 PM # 
Post trek update. So the lesson of the week is that acclimatisation makes a huge difference.

The trek spent most of its time around 4000m with passes over 5000m at the beginning and end.

In hindsight I was feeling pretty trippy when I flew into Leh at 3500m, and was Ok but cautious thru the first 5000m pass. By the end of the week, I slept happily at 4700 and pushed hard up the last steep 300m of ascent to 5200m to see what would happen. I felt pretty good, albeit was breathing hard like a puppy. Definite rewards for good breathing technique up there.

Don't think I'll be running the Ladakh marathon anytime soon though.

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