I understand about the lack of oxygen and its effects but the differance is we dont spend days climbing up. A) we will not be tired and exhausted. B) spending days climbing up you get to climatize we dont. Good and bad.Nomad;376406 said:These were my observations re altitude that I wrote in another thread.
We wont be sleeping at that aldutude and within a hour or so we will be down to around 3500m. Its just that first bit getting down to that level that will be the issue. Need to land and go. On other rides I have been 70 plus KPH I dont like comming off at that speed.
Shyam tells me we will use all the air tank in the first hour. its for emergencys but he tells me once someone used it they keep doing so.
Two years back I did Crested Butte mountain in Colorado. Just checked my notes it is 3700m. We road up from town at 2700 up to 3400m. I know 3400 is not as high as Nepal but at 3400 the only issue I had was leaving me beathless. My buddy Chris rode higher than me and I rested. I would walk the bike 30m and be out of breath. Chris didnt get effected not sure if it was because he is a lot fitter than me. Out of breath was my only issue and I think lack of fitness didnt help.