The network of Incan trails winding along Andean mountainsides have drawn some of the world’s most adventurous mountain bikers to Peru. Typically, surviving these trails means possessing super-human route-finding skills and being happy to suffer a beat-down on tough terrain at elevation.
Because getting lost in the labyrinth of ancient trails isn’t adventure enough for Joey Schusler and his crew, they ventured into the notoriously rugged Cordillera Huayhuash, in Peru’s Ancash region, as shown above in the short film Huayhuash.
Being surrounded by 21,000ft peaks and miles of untouched singletrack? Sign me up. Miles of hike-a-bike? Armed drunks who can’t decide between robbing you and being your buddy? No worthwhile adventure is ever easy. I’m still in.