Skate Escape: The Way To Everest (Episode 3)

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The team leave Lhasa to skate the crazy spots which lie around the foothills of the Himalayas – five-kink hubbas, anyone? Lhasa had given us some breathing space – literally – to acclimatise to the oxygen deprivation which is a continuous struggle when skating at altitude: just ask the skaters of Bolivia!

However, our mission was to hit some of the pristine architecture which can be found in the small chain of towns that run up to the incomparable Mount Everest itself. Much of the architectural design here favours smooth, hard surfaces because the biting cold and dense snow are a bigger concern than rainfall at this height.

Chris Haslam, Mario Wirnsberger, Peter Molec, Madars Apse and more…


Worth seeing:
Skate Escape: The Way To Everest (Episode 2)

Filmed by:
Johannes Wahl
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Edited by:
Johannes Wahl

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