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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Video: Flat Summit | Matthias Dandois

. World’s First! BMX Flatland above the clouds, 3226m high! With a temperature of -23°C, 62% of oxygen compared to sea level and a frozen slippery platform, it was definitely the most challenging shoot of my life but we pulled it off and I’m stoked on the result! – Matthias Dandois  Shot with Fujifilm X-T3 Location: Aiguille Rouge, Les Arcs, France Production : Philéas Images Réalisation : Sébastien Laugier Images : Jocelyn Mazeau & Romain Marie Drône : Romain Marie Son: Vincent Perret / Dinosaures Assistants : Julia Duquenne…

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The Yearning for Flow

It’s about this time of year when the focus shifts from winter to spring and the longing for early sunrises, warm rays of sunshine and the pleasure of that flowy feeling on two-wheels just gets a grip of us. Mountain bikers still have to wait until June 2, when Bikepark Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis kicks off the new biking season and the Waldbahn starts to take visitors and their bikes from all over the world up the mountain. But, why not start daydreaming about the sound of rubber on dirt and that unique…

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Italy with a difference

Italy with a difference Follow six friends at Bike Mountaineering adventure tours in the region of Valle d’Aosta, Italy. By: Florian Strigel Location: Valle d’Aosta – ITALY Also featured in Issue #8 | March 2012 Me and Tobi are sitting in the car heading for Bernardino Pass to Italy and expecting three days of biking in one of the most spectacular Alpine landscapes one can imagine. To reach our destination we have to negotiate massive traffic chaos in the Milan Area and we have to cross 30 Km of building sites…

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The Ladakh files: September 2008

The Ladakh files: September 2008 By: Sahba Rowshan Location: Leh, Ladakh – INDIA Also featured in Issue #6 | November 2011 In September 2008, two friends; Dhruv and Sahba(me) headed out to Manali and Ladakh to find some new trails, our main plan was to ride down the four main passes on the Manali – Leh highway, which also happen to be some of the highest in the world, sounds simple right? This is a brief account of our rides. Our first stop was a small village called Jibhi, nestled…

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