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Adventurer Daniel Hughes Releases Epic Cols: A Photographic Collection Of The World’s Greatest Climbs

August 25, 2020

England, UK (August 25, 2020) — Adventurer Daniel Hughes today releases “Epic Cols”, film and photographic collection of the world’s greatest climbs.

Each climb ridden first hand by Hughes, the project sets out to contest the greats and scour the world for cycling perfection.

Epic Cols was created for everyone and is an ever-expanding collection to keep cyclists’ bucket lists full and provide stunning scenery from a unique perspective, even for non-cyclists.

The project has been made possible by Shimano and features a hero film, documenting Hughes and his partner Carali McCall tackling Alpe d’Huez, one of the many climbs featured as part of the series.

While Alpe d’Huez is an obvious inclusion into the greats of Epic Cols, Hughes’ collection is designed to raise the profile of lesser-known climbs that he’s experienced.

Hughes said: “For years, like many, I’ve watched the Tour de France and seen the epic climbs which the riders have done battle with. But it was when I got to ride the Valle Nevado climb in Chile that I realised I had to start the Epic Cols collection. I thought ‘How can such a brutal and beautiful climb not be ranked amongst the world’s greats?’ In a game of climbing Top Trumps it beats every climb in Europe.”

He added: “It was this climb which made me want to go ride the greats and to scour the world for other climbs like the Valle Nevado. I want to be their spokesperson, to capture them, and to share them.”

The collection currently stands at 40 climbs. For those wishing to have the collection in their own home or office, Epic Cols offers museum grade archival prints. Hughes is also planning on collaborating with brands to offer the collection to their audiences through marketing and advertising campaigns that feature the collection’s imagery, as well as future Epic Cols excursions.

For more information and to view the collection, please visit www.epiccols.com.

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