Alpine MTB: If You’re Not on the Edge, You’re Taking Up Too Much Room

Other than ‘Free Solo,’ we’re not sure we’ve seen any activity so performed in a more obvious ‘no fall zone.’ There’s precious little keeping these two cyclists from tumbling into the void.

“Constant exposure which does not allow the slightest error” induces discomfort in many. But if you see a line like these two guys found, what would you risk?

Watch the two downhillers put it to the test on the Pyrenees’ Sauvegarde Peak. The 8,979-foot peak splits France and Spain apart like a meat cleaver, and the formation is about that same thickness.

As ever, there’s only one way to find out whether you can do it: try.

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Sam Anderson

Sam has roamed the American continent to follow adventures, explore natural wonders, and find good stories. After going to college to be a writer, he got distracted (or saved) by rock climbing and spent most of the next decade on the road, supporting himself with trade work. He's had addresses in the Adirondack Mountains, Las Vegas, and somehow Kansas, but his heart belongs in the Texas hill country.

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