Joey Schusler: Flashes of the Altai.

Joey Schusler does it again with another spectacular adventure into the Altai Mountains, where the borders of Russia, China, Mongolia and Kazakhstan converge.

Stop what you’re doing and watch this video. Anyone who yearns to explore the wilds can’t help but be captivated by the exploits of Joey Schusler and co. This latest adventure sees Joey and pals pack-rafting and riding through the ‘Gold Mountains’ in all their glory.

Make yourself a hot beverage and give this video the attention it deserves.

Three childhood friends set out for the far western corner of Mongolia to combine mountain biking and pack-rafting in a self-supported adventure into the unknown. Never having attempted a mountain bike to pack-raft link-up, they decided it was a great idea to travel to one of the most remote and sparsely populated places in the world to try it out.

The goal was to traverse the Mongolian Altai, a remote range of high glaciated peaks with silt-laden rivers draining from their heights. The only inhabitants of the region are Kazakh nomads, the last people on earth who continue the tradition of hunting with golden eagles. Ancient standing stones carved over the millennia stand guard over the landscape. Twelve days in the wilderness, riding over high passes loaded with gear, surviving raging whitewater, drinking fermented mare’s milk, and battling the elements, this was not an adventure these young lads would soon forget.


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