Climbing Stok Kangri (6130m)
Stok Kangri (6130m), literally translates as ‘snow-peak of Stok village’. The peak is a perfect A-line that ‘watches over’ Stok some 3000m below. It is regarded as one of the easiest 6000m peaks in the Indian Himalayas, a trekking peak to be precise. Not one for heights, ice and on the-edge-kind-of-stuff, the suggestion to climb it didn’t seem like such a bad one considering it is regarded as ‘easy’. Besides this gave me an opportunity to beat my highest climbed altitude to date: Huanya Potosi at 6080m in Bolivia which I managed on my pan-american bike trip some years back.
I live in Howick, KwaZulu-Natal which is great cycling country, within 10 minutes I can be bouncing along some of the finest single tracks in the province.
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