Through the volatility of adventure, Bikepacking takes all the strenuous aspects of biking we adore and turns it up a notch. For Lorraine Blancher, traversing the Andes by bike meant raising the intensity even higher.
As documented in the new edit "Beyond Trails Atacama" by Wildland Media, Blancher set out from British Columbia to South America with the goal of riding historical trade and game routes through the high mountain passes. There was one caveat though: Getting there meant eluding the unpredictable snowfall of the Andes. As a result, the professional mountain biking coach's plan goes quite awry. However, as the piece demonstrates, a successful bikepack is never measured through checked off an itinerary: It's about the adventure that unfolds through the process.