BELOW ZERO

BELOW ZERO: Biking in the Himalayas in winter  Text by Claude Balsiger | Photos by Martin Bissig Location: Zanskar, Ladakh – INDIA  Also featured in Issue #22 | July 2014 There are just two ways to reach the snowbound Zanskar valley in the Indian Himalayas in winter: over the frozen Zanskar river or the snow covered high passes. Claude Balsiger and Martin Bissig took both routes on their expedition; across the ice to reach the valley and over the passes to get back out. How bad can it feel to…

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Highway to Heaven

Highway to Heaven By: Naveen Barongpa Location: Leh, Ladakh – INDIA Also featured in Issue #17 | Sept 2013 Our team member Naveen Barongpa is one aggressive rider from the Himalayas. This 30 years old has covered some epic hidden single tracks to famous and demanding routes.  Recently he cycled on the famous Manali to Leh route leading a group. Though he has cycled this route couple of times but this time he got a chance to explain how it goes on this famous route which is on list of…

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Tons – The land of ancient trails.

Tons – The land of ancient trails. By: Vineet Sharma Location: Tons, Uttarakhan – INDIA Also featured in Issue #10 | July 2012 After returning from the hot region of Southern India, it was time to hit the Himalayan region of ‘Uttarakhand’ for more mountain biking and to teach basics of mountain biking to the school kids from various parts of the country. Our camp was located in Mora village next to the Tons River, also known as Tons Valley, which is one of the major destinations for water based…

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