Osprey Presents “Beyond Trails: Atacama”
February 20, 2018
Film follows the bikepacking adventure of Osprey ambassador Lorraine Blancher through unmapped trails in the Atacama Desert
Cortez, CO – February 20, 2018 – Osprey Packs, a leader in creating top-quality, high-performance, innovative packs to comfortably and efficiently carry gear is pleased to announce the premiere of “Beyond Trails: Atacama” featuring Osprey ambassador Lorraine Blancher. The film, presented by Osprey with the support of VIMFF and MEC, premiered this past weekend at the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival and can be viewed online at osprey.com/stories/beyond-trails-atacama.
“Beyond Trails: Atacama” follows the ambitious human powered adventure of Lorraine Blancher and Robin Munshaw as they embark on a multi-day bikepacking expedition through unmapped trails and canyons in the Atacama Desert in Northern Chile. The Atacama Desert, known to be the driest non-polar region on earth, is a barren and inhospitable place. As mountain bike explorers, the endless kilometers of natural ridgelines scattered with unmapped wild trails and historic salt trade routes created by earlier civilizations offered adventure and challenge beyond the confinement of traditional mountain bike trail networks.
“Every new trail you travel on or off the beaten path brings uncertainty,” said Blancher. “Riding bikes in a place like this forces you to pay attention to the terrain, listen closely to suggestions on how to move through it. Instead of success and failure you became to think in terms of adaptation and forward motion.”
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