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These Mountain Bikers Just Took On An 18,380ft Descent In The Himalayas… And The Footage Is Amazing

Is this the best freeriding video this year? Kelly McGarry and Jeremy Lyttle are insane!

Photo: Mercedez-Benz
Kelly McGarry and Jeremy Lyttle in the stunning Himalayas preparing to ride Khardung La     Photo: Mercedez-Benz

Mountain biking is all about getting yourself out on an adventure, and it doesn’t get more adventurous than freeriding down from the highest vehicle-accessible mountain pass in the world.

The spot is Khardung La in the Himalayas, and with a peak 18,380 feet high, it makes for a pretty formidable foe. When Kelly McGarry and Jeremy Lyttle are on the camera though, you know there’s going to be no taking easy, and as you’d expect, it makes for a pretty spectacular watch:

This edit engulfs everything that makes freeriding the romantic favourite of the mountain biking world. Exploration, exhilaration, danger, stunning scenery, it’s what the sport is all about. The riders love to do it and the fans love to watch.

The only problem these days is finding a spot remote enough to provide the full package while ensuring the terrain you’re riding is still shit hot. The lads certainly seem to have nailed it on that front though – from the dirts and rocks of the mountain to the urban segment they ride in a nearby town, it all rides smooth.

We're not sure exactly what angle of slope this is, but it's higher than you can go on a treadmill setting  Photo: Mercedez-Benz
We’re not sure exactly what the angle is, but it’s certainly steeper than you can go on a treadmill    Photo: Mercedez-Benz

McGarry and Lyttle certainly milk the local area for all it’s got. Not only are there plenty of sick lines in there, there’s an abundance of local culture too. Kelly even stops by a barber! Not to get that long hair cut off of course, but the dude stops to gets a cutthroat shave on the street mid-ride.

Oh, and since it’s unacceptable to write an article about Kelly McGarry without showing the footage of him flipping the 72-foot canyon gap at Red Bull Rampage, here you go. It never fails to impress:

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