Yak Attack is the highest mountain bike race on Earth, climbing to the dizzying heights of 5416m above sea level. 8 stages, 400km, 12000m of overall altitude gain and a temperature range of +30c to -15c, tests the most experienced of riders.
For the first 3 days, the race travels through the hot and dusty Himalayan foothills, before climbing from the lowest point, at just 300m, to the snow covered Thorong La pass (5416m), 4 days later. Breath taking landscapes, searing heat, sub zero temperatures, sand, mud, snow, altitude have captured the imagination of high-level mountain bikers and adventure athletes worldwide.
Yak Attack is now internationally recognized as one of the toughest endurance races on the planet.
NB: The area in which this event takes place is extremely remote with few or no medical facilities. In the event of an emergency it may be necessary to evacuate an injured or seriously ill competitor by helicopter. It is a condition of entry that all competitors have suitable insurance covering them for taking part in this event and allowing for immediate helicopter evacuation in the unlikely event it is needed. This is compulsory and evidence of the policy must be provided before the race start. Any competitor without the necessary insurance will not be allowed to take part.
It is also a condition of entry that all international competitors supply their own GPS unit which is capable of downloading .gpx files of the course. (supplied after payment in full is received).
All competitors shall be required to sign a personal liability waiver in order to participate in the race.