Catching Breath

Cycling up the highest pass in the Himalayas

The road from Léh to Khardung La peaks at 5359 metres above sea level, presenting one of the most demanding cycling challenges in the world.

If climbing 1800 vertical metres over 40 km alone is not enough for you, try it in the extremely thin Himalayan air, which has less than 50% of the oxygen of air at sea level.

Into these conditions, ŠKODA brought four riders to beat the 3:04 record set by the Austrian athlete Christoph Kluge in 2012. Will they climb the pass faster than the ŠKODA KAROQ, which will keep the exact pace of the record throughout the race?

The Full Story