Apu Wamani – Mountain Gods of the Andes

The Inca worshipped the mountains as protective deities. These “Guardians of the Valley” were called „Apu Wamani“ in Quechua, the language of the Inca. An ambitious bike project in Chile wanted to try and bike five of these mountains to raise awareness of the history of these people that are no longer. I followed an invitation to the last big mountain of this multi-year expedition. Words: Gerhard Czerner | Photography: Martin Bissig The Llullaillaco is the third highest volcano on Earth with its 6739m. It’s also the highest mountain with no glacial…

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Top 10 from 2016

We are ready to say goodbye to the grim 2016. But take a look at the selected Top 10 stories that you clicked on the most in 2016.   #10: Tito Tomasi | Nepal Solo A French mountain explorer Tito Tomasi films his solo trip through Nepal.   #9: Once Upon a Time – Chandigarh Dirt Fest 2010 A dirt jump park designed and created with passion and hopes that was dozed off by land owners. #8: The Downhill Disco Rider/Trail Correspondent Ajay Padval showing his moves on the trails of Pune.…

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Tenerife: The shadow of the volcano

This adventure begins in the Teide, the highest peak in Spain and the third largest volcano on earth from its base on the ocean floor. When you are looking for new biking adventures sometimes all you want is that the sun caresses your leathery face. This time the fervent pursuit of hot sun took us to the Canary Island of Tenerife. A truly earthly paradise where winter and summer almost shake hands. When the sun was already reflected in our faces and everything seemed to flow with an island tranquility, suddenly, a…

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