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Mountain bike altitude world record smashed

The mountain bike altitude world record was broken at the weekend when a Swiss mountain bike guide Claude Balsiger reached a height of 6175m in the Indian Himalayas.

The unnamed summit lies on the Changtang high plateau close to the Indian-Tibet border, and Claude took 8 hours to reach the new record height.

Claude rode the entire distance from the base-camp at 5400m to the 6175 meter summit, an to give an idea of just how tough the feat was, the final 100 metres took over 2-hours to ride

He used a Bionicon Reed 140mm bike for his brave adventure and was accompanied by photographer Martin Bissig, who supplied these stunning shots.

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