Altitude sickness? No problem for Madars Apse and his skating friends.
Our journey from Chengdu to Lhasa, the capital of Tibet, was a visual delight. The Himalayas basked in the most beautiful weather. Upon arrival in Lhasa, we all noticed the thin air. You can buy cans of compressed oxygen everywhere, but they slow your acclimatisation so we forewent them because we intended to skate.