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 Canadian 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. It 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 nonpolar 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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Independent since 1974 and still anchored by the design genius of company founder, Mike Pfotenhauer, Osprey Packs is the global leader in exceptional, high-performing, innovative packs for outdoor, cycling, travel and urban adventures. Osprey’s dedication to create innovative, high performance gear reflects the brand’s love of adventure and devotion to the outdoors.

All Osprey products are backed by the brand’s All Mighty Guarantee. Osprey will repair any damage or defect for any reason free of charge – whether it was purchased in 1974 or yesterday. If Osprey is unable to perform a functional repair on a pack, they will happily replace it.

"Every new trail you travel on or off the beaten path brings uncertainty. 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.” Enjoy this short film featuring #ospreyathlete @lb_bikes as she explores the mountain bike trails on the border of Argentina and Chile. Watch the film here: bit.ly/beyondtrails ………………………………………………… Chaque nouveau sentier que vous parcourez, sur ou hors des sentiers battus, apporte sa part d’incertitudes. Faire du vélo dans un endroit comme celui-ci vous force à porter une attention particulière au terrain, à écouter les suggestions pour vous déplacer à travers celui-ci. Plutôt qu’en termes de succès ou d’échec, vous en venez à penser en termes d’adaptation et de mouvement. Découvrez l’aventure ambitieuse de Lorraine Blancher, athlète Osprey, et Robin Munshaw (@wildland.media ), qui se lancent dans une expédition de randonnée à vélo de plusieurs jours à travers des sentiers et canyons non cartographiés du désert d’Atacama dans le Nord du Chili. | 📷: @wildland.media + @lb_bikes | #ospreypacks

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