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ULTRA HIGH is a feature length documentary film about the race to complete a 137-mile, high altitude ultra marathon that is arguably one of the toughest footraces in the world. Battled out by six ultra runners from around the globe, the race starts 50-miles outside of the city of Leh in the Himalayas of Northern India. Traveling across the two of the highest motorable passes in the world of Khardung La and Tanglang La. Each runner must find their way along the twisted climbs peeking over 17,500 feet in order to arrive at the finish line in under 60-hours.
Waiting at the start like fine-tuned race cars the runners are set to go, but the course is long and danger is inevitable. Leading the way, Ray Sanchez is a strong candidate to break the course record, while finishing first. Facing up against high altitude pulmonary edema, hypothermia, exhaustion, and all that the natural elements that over 18,000 in accumulative course altitude can bring, each runner finds themselves lacking the air to breath. And with her eyes set on being the first women to complete the course, Sharon Gayter has exacted her race and with the finish line within reach, she is now closing in on the leader. With all the action of Vegas boxing match, the race is packed with a high altitude battle to the finish. Facing hypothermia and fighting to stay on their feet, ULTRA HIGH is a race that will inspire you to fight for more within yourself and dream that you too could race to the finishing on the top of with world.
Ultra High: Running at 18,000 Feet
ULTRA HIGH: RUNNING AT 18,000 FEET –
Six runners from around the globe join to take on the high altitude ultra-marathon that is becoming known as one of the toughest races on earth. In their efforts to complete the 137-mile course, over two of the highest motorable passes in the world they will fend off pulmonary edema, hypothermia, and fatigue and between each of them only one can finish first but all will suffer, in ULTRA HIGH.