Adventure filmmaker Joey Schusler, Bike magazine editor Brice Minnigh, photographer Ross Measures and mountain man Sam Seward spent half of June 2015 exploring the crown jewels of the Georgian High Caucasus, one of the world’s wildest mountain ranges. With nothing but their mountain bikes and enough food to survive for 10 days, they embarked on a mountain biking adventure where they “overcame countless obstacles and experienced some of the most spectacular scenery and trails they had ever encountered.”

They also were treated to “the unparalleled hospitality of the Georgian people and the benign indifference of the elements.” “In the process,” they say, they “cemented lasting friendships and proved, yet again, that life is simply better in the mountains.” We agree and, after watching this video, you will too.