López attacked the rise in stages beginning at 2000 meters up to 4000 meters, and finally to beyond 6,000 meters (above the base camp set at 4500 meters). In the 10 days that preceded this climb, the KTM rider has spent much time on the volcano to acclimatize to high altitudes, choose the best tires for this land, and to determine the best route to the summit of Ojos del Salado is the highest volcano in the world.
The Red Bull driver has the right to make some small changes on the Freeride to try to minimize potential problems associated with extreme altitude temperatures (down to -25 ° c) and make sure the batteries of the Freeride E-XC retain enough charge in its terms. López was even surprised by how batteries Freeride E held with the intense cold, even at low power (to reach 6080 meters he had to use four batteries).
Arrived at 6080 meters ( world record certified by the Guiness Book ) he had to give up going higher because of a vast area of frozen rocks and snow.
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