Watch Richard 'Gaspi' Gasperotti riding three active volcanoes in his latest MTB film, Over the Edge

Richard Gasperotti riding down a volcano in Guatemala
(Image credit: Mondraker)

In his previous video release 'Why?' Mondraker ambassador Richard Gasperotti rode down Mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe. However, the world-famous volcano in Italy just wasn’t enough for 'Gaspi', and he has now headed to Guatemala to shoot another epic short. 'Over the Edge' tells the story of the ascent and descent of the three most active volcanoes in the country.

By now we should all know that Gasperotti loves a challenge; the Czech-born mountain biker has a vast and diverse resume of outstanding accomplishments on two wheels. He's participated in Red Bull Rampage four times, was a part of the Flowriders squad, and showcased his talents in the Flowshow mountain bike tour. He has also competed in Crankworx and Adidas Slopestyle and raced in a variety of mountain bike disciplines, from cross-country mountain bike racing to downhill racing.

Richard Gasperotti rides down an active volcano

Guatemala has some of the most active volcanoes on earth (Image credit: Mondraker)

His latest release is an exceptional short, just fifteen minutes long, you’re immersed with Gasperotti in first person, sharing the adrenaline and the experience of overcoming the limits imposed by the most hostile of natural environments. 

Richard rides his Mondraker Foxy Carbon RR down Pacaya at 2,552 meters, Acatenango at 3,976 meters and Fuego, the most active of the three, at 3,768 meters. Incredibly, he rides during an actual eruption, with gas venting, smoke, and lava everywhere, which makes for intense, nerve-shredding, edge-of-your-seat viewing.

Volcano erupting in Guatemala

Over the Edge shows the power of mother nature (Image credit: Mondraker)

Over the Edge is available to watch on YouTube or right here by clicking on the box below.

Paul Brett
Staff writer

Paul Brett is a staff writer for BikePerfect.com. He has been an avid cyclist for as long as he can remember, initially catching the mountain biking bug in the 1990s, and raced mountain bikes for over a decade before injury cut short a glittering career. He’s since developed an obsession for gravel riding and recently has dabbled in the dark art of cyclocross. A fan of the idea of bikepacking he has occasionally got involved and has ridden routes like the North Coast 500, Scotland and the Via Francigena (Pilgrim Route), Italy.

Current rides: Marin Alpine Trail 2, Ribble 725, Cube Stereo 160

Height: 175cm