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VIDEO: "Huayhuash": Mountain biking in the Peruvian Andes

Published January 07, 2015 by Nick Dall

Here at SA Expeditions we come across some amazing video content, but this short film made by three intrepid American mountain-bikers in the wilderness of the Cordillera Huayhuash in the Peruvian Andes is right up there with the very best we’ve ever seen.
The Huayhuash Range is very high and very remote – hardly anyone lives there, and most of the terrain is above 13 000 feet. The infamous Siula Grande (20,814 ft.), of Touching the Void fame, is part of the Huayhuash. Hiking the Huayhuash with professional guides in the dry season is pretty out there. Cycling it with no guides in the wet season is absolutely insane and absolutely not recommended. But it does make for a great – albeit nerve-wracking – film.
I’ll leave you with my favorite quote from the movie: “It’s like pushing a wheelbarrow up a staircase while breathing through a drinking straw.” And that’s just a summary of the boring bits…
Click on the image below to watch the film. 

Full credit to Joey Schusler and Thomas Woodson.