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The Lesotho Thin Air challenge is not a race. It is four days of unforgettably fine mountain biking at high altitude through breathtaking mountain scenery, with a bunch of like-minded people who are addicted to singletrack, have perverse portaging desires, and tell long tales of the day’s escapades around a big fire every evening. If you are keen for that kind of fun, come and join us.

This event is not for weenies or beginners. The physical and mental challenges of the terrain, the weather, the altitude and navigation require an experienced and level-headed rider, a person who can ride well within his/her capabilities over mountainous and technically demanding terrain, while maintaining sufficient speed to complete the course for the day. Mechanical knowledge is a must – or a technically-minded partner.

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