It's our dreams that keep us alive and the thought of freeriding in the Central Cordillera de los Andes has always been something we've been passionate about.
Our adventure began with the cold an autumnal April afternoons where after managing the corresponding permits we were able to escape a little from the hustle of the city to go into one of the arms of the Andes Mountains to live an unprecedented adventure.
The first night camping became a mixture of strange sensations, on the one hand to leave the confinement and be in a completely natural place are an incredible payment which many of us missed in these months of quarantine. On the other hand and not least was that the next day we would begin the first day of shooting, our plan was to leave with the first lights that appear on the mountain to finish with the sunset, what a day awaited us!
The first light of the morning is always the most inspiring thing to watch, especially when you are in a high place that allows you to have a wide view of the Valley. The mountain range always surprises us and enjoying the sunrise may be some of the simple things in this life, but one more thing to be grateful to live for.
So we grabbed our shovels, rakes, loaded our cameras and after a conversation we made our way into the foothills.
The goal was to look for places to freeride and we found more than that.
Peace and silence reign in the mountain range, the birds sing and can usually be heard fluttering very close, the curiosity to know what we are doing attracts them to us. Every now and then you can hear muleteers bringing animals down from the mountain, the cold and snow are coming and it's better to keep them in places where there's less cold.
The Andes is a magical place, full of things that have been explored and others that are unknown. For a long time we were seeing some strange shapes in the earth, surely they were made by the breeze that comes from Santiago and also by the water that falls from time to time.
There and precisely there is where we wanted to end our days in the mountain.
Nowadays times are complicated and to be thankful for what we have is the best, first of all we want to thank all those who in one way or another were part of this project, brands, sponsors, friends, family, etc.
Without their words of support, comments and budgets everything would have been more complicated.
Rider: Pablo Hobon
- Felipe Agurto
Video: Pablo Alarcon
Photo: Claudio Olguín Parra