Ben, from Johnson Studios, had the “brilliant” idea of bikepacking and self-filming a solo adventure in the Andes of Peru. He had zero bikepacking experience. He figured his biking and backpacking knowledge would simply become one making the journey a breeze! How hard could it be?? This short film is an attempt at an honest documentation of the victories and struggles of a solo first time bikepack through a hi-altitude far off world.
To dive deeper, including how we filmed this project, check out our in-depth interview with bikepacking.com, check it out here: bikepacking.com/plog/admissions-amateur-bikepacker-film/
For more information on the bike build, bags and a few hacks check out Morgan’s (@foundinthemountains) article on The Radavist: theradavist.com/2019/05/equipping-an-amateur-bikepacker-and-professional-filmmaker-for-the-peruvian-andes-morgan-taylor/#1
Director, Cinematography, Editing & Animation: Benjamin Johnson (@outsideandseek)
Associate Producer: Morgan Taylor (@foundinthemountains)
Music: Kurtis So
Titles: Barry Duncan
Gear support from friends at Kona Bikes, Easton Cycling, Cima Coppi, Everjourn and Porcelain Rocket.
Special thanks: Danielle Johnson, Adam Foss, Frankie Foss, Manuel Yzaga, Anders Nordblom, If Communications, Stephanie Taylor and Ryan Wilson