Welcome to Yak Attack.

Yak Attack is the highest mountain bike race on earth, climbing to the dizzying heights of 5416m above sea level. 8 stages, 400km, 12000m of overall altitude gain and a temperature range of +30c to -15c, tests the most experienced of riders. For the first 3 days the race travels through the hot and dusty Himalayan foothills, before climbing from the lowest point, at just 300m, to the snow covered Thorong La pass (5416m), 4 days later. Breath taking landscapes, searing heat, sub zero temperatures, sand, mud, snow, altitude have captured the imagination of high-level mountain bikers and adventure athletes worldwide. Yak Attack is now internationally recognized as one of the toughest endurance races on the planet.

 

Yak Attack is the brainchild of race founder, Phil Evans. The race was born out of Phil’s passion for adventure and a love of Nepal that began in 1989 after a two month trekking trip to the Annapurna region. His idea was to develop a mountain bike race that would test the mettle of the most adventurous athlete, and the Annapurna Circuit was decided to fit the bill perfectly. Following in the footsteps of the UK's famous Man v Horse events, the decision was made to also let runners enter the race; and, in 2007, 3 international mountain bikers, 1 international runner, 7 Nepali mountain bikers and 1 Nepali runner stood on the start line of Yak Attack in Besi Sahar, at the foot of the Annapurna Himalayas.

After seven years, the event has evolved into a pure mountain bike adventure race, which now attracts a wide array of world-class athletes, from current world ranking mountain bikers, to ex Tour-de-France and Olympic cyclists, to professional explorers; all seeking to be pushed to their limits in one of the most spectacular natural arenas on Earth. 

 

 

The Yak Attack Team is currently in the advanced stages of developing the Yak Attack brand through the creation of the Yak Attack Global Challenge Series. This will see Yak Attack take its extreme adventure racing formula to many different parts of the planet over the coming years. Each race will be a multi-day, stage race that pushes its riders to the limit, both physically and emotionally, through hostile terrain and climate in unfamiliar and challenging settings, which will result in the experience of a lifetime for modern-day adventurers.

The first race outside of Nepal will be Yak Attack – Rumble in the Jungle, in November 2014 on the beautiful and island of Sri Lanka. This epic adventure will be a test of nerve and endurance traversing the scorching jungles, mountains and rugged coastlines of Sri Lanka in what promises to be one of the toughest races on Earth. Following that, we take our adventure MTB race format to South America for Alpac Attack, to be held in February 2015. This race will traverse the Patagonian Andes, one of the most sparsely inhabited places on Earth.

Throughout 2014 and 2015, the Yak Attack team will finalise their plans for the Himalayan Triple Crown in three different, but equally challenging and mystical high altitude regions - Yak Attack Ladakh, Yak Attack Sikkim and the original Yak Attack Annapurna, – where the Triple Crown Champion “King of the Mountains” will be crowned in March 2016, for the very first time.

For all further enquiries please email info@theyakattack.com or contact a member of the team using THIS CONTACT FORM HERE

 

The potential of the Yak Attack Global Challenge Series provides a fantastic opportunity for sponsors to come on board to be a part of the growth of the exciting and quite unique brand of adventure racing that is Yak Attack.

 

The Yak Attack team comprises of a highly professional unit of twenty first century experts in all aspects of technical mountain biking and adventure race planning and organisation, as well as expertise in innovative branding, technology, marketing and communications.

 

As a fledgling but ambitious global brand we are currently providing sponsors with the fantastic opportunity to come on board to invest in our unique potential with attractive sponsorship offers for the 2014 Yak Attack events in Nepal and Sri Lanka, and the future Himalayan Triple Crown Series.  Please find these investment opportunities here:

 

 

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