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9 of the world's most extreme streets

By: John Donovan on March 29, 2016, 11:46 a.m.
Gyatso La Pass

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The highest: Gyatso La Pass

This one is contested, too. An access road that reaches 10 meters short of the top of the Pico del Veleta, the second-highest mountain in the Sierra Nevada range in southern Spain, is considered by many to be the highest paved road in the world, at more than 11,000 feet up.

But the Gyatso La Pass in Tibet (left), on the road to Everest, has a high point of 5,257 meters — or more than 17,000 feet.