By Luke Kenton
This extreme sports junkie has taking mountain biking to new heights by adding a twist of rock-climbing into the mix and cycling on stunning paths no bike has ventured oN before.
It seems the adrenaline rush of navigating around eye-wateringly narrow mountain paths wasn’t enough to satisfy the appetite of full-time mountain biker Kilian Bron.
Not satisfied with traditional, well-trodden tracks in the La Clusaz region of the French Alps, Kilian went in search of his own, by strapping his bike to his back and rock-climbing his way up the mountain side.
The unique hybrid sport sees the 26-year-old athlete climb hundreds of feet above the ground with his bike dangling precariously behind him as he scales his way across the rocks – startling a mountain goat in the process.
Though it takes him ‘three times as long’ to climb with his bike, Kilian’s hard work certainly pays off, as he’s treated to some stunning views of the Alps mountain range, where no cyclist has pedaled before.
Self-proclaimed ‘sporting addict’, Kilian, said: “I like to find original ideas in sports.
“After mountain biking on snow, and trying to combine biking with paragliding, I knew it was time for another crazy project.
“It takes three times as long to climb with a bike on my back, but it’s an amazing feeling when you get to the top and pedal around.
“The most important thing is to stay focused when you’re tired [from climbing], there’s no room for crashing.
“I’m always looking for new and incredible sports to cycle on, and rock-climbing is the perfect way to do this.
“I’m lucky to be surrounded by such a variety of scenery, so I can’t stay quiet for more than a day.”
To follow Kilian’s daring adventures, follow him on Instagram: @KilianBron