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Bolivia's Death Road, the World's Most Epic Bike Climb
By: Brad Butterfield, Adventurer | PJAMM Cycling

The Death Road in Bolivia stands as a giant among giants. It is not the most difficult climb in the world, but -for my money- it is one of the toughest. There are just so many variables to contend with and danger is -literally- around every bend. A total of 11,624 feet is gained over 38.7 miles for a summit elevation of 15,187 feet. But wait - there's more...


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