Matt Hunter’s world-first mountain-bike expedition into Afghanistan’s Wakhan Corridor last summer with Anthill Films and Bike editor Brice Minnigh required a bike that could handle punishing climbs and fast descents on unforgiving, rugged terrain.

Click here to relive the adventure through Bike’s web magazine filled with 50 pages of photographs and stories from the trails. A link to Anthill Films’ “Forgotten Dirt” can also be found on that page.

The full story in the November 2013 issue of Bike is available for download on iTunes.