The Ski Channel is pleased to bring you inside the latest batch of our original network programming, “Hans Versus the Volcano.” Starring extreme mountain bike adventurers Hans Rey and Brian Lopes, the show chronicles their bike climbing attempt of the notoriously active volcano Mt. Mayon, located in The Phillipines.
Rey, who also starred in Ski Channel program “Alta Rezia, linked up with a local guide where the crew spent a grueling two days navigating the ultra-steep cone of the famed volcano. Witness the bikers as they struggle to cycle up the steep, often treacherous, paths as they attempt to mark their places in history. The journey proves to be not for the faint of heart, as Rey and Lopes quickly realize they cannot bike down as easily as planned when they discover few rideable sections of the mountain. Factor in the possibility of flash foods, and the constant volcanic threat, and you will be on the edge of your seats wondering what will happen next!
Thankfully, the volcano was able to behave itself long enough for the duo to safely complete their journey, as it was not so long after when volcano Mt. Mayon exploded at a rate of 8,993 tons of sulfur dioxide per day. The result: the evacuation of nearly 20,000 people and the destruction of the trail used by Rey and Lopes.