My final night before Huaraz and the start of the Cordillera Blanca
8.30 in the morning, four drunk guys with knives cutting up their slaughtered cow
Taking in some singletrack
Don't look down!
A common site in the lower valleys
The frist day of off-road riding
My First view of the Huayhuash mountains
Sometimes you just need to sit and take in the landscape
the first real taste of the high Andean mountains
Up, up and more up
The rewards of the daily mountain passes were the views from the top
I've never been a very good mountain biker!
Sleeping above the clouds
Heading down for another fantastic 1,500m descent
I'm not a very organised camper!
throught my journey through the central Andes I was itching to have be more of a rock climber, some spectacular unclimbed rock walls,
Mud, mud and more mud!
Camping at 4,000m in the Cordillera Salkantay
A muddy mountain pass!
Camping at 4,700m and enjoying my first views of the Cordillera Huayhuash
Looking a little bit wearied pushing my bike for kilometre after kilometre of deep and sticky mountain mud
Waiting for the storm to hit...
Found myself some company in Huaraz, 3 months of fun lies ahead!
Some tracks just have to be followed
A local gave me a taster of my first peruvian 'Cuy al Horno' - fried guinea pig!
The last rays of sunlight catching the mountains in the distance
An impromptu meet up with two fellow Durham geographers, Mike Yorke and Matt Henderson, in Cusco.
A three year bikepacking journey around the world
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