A pick of the best imagery from the past week racing in the Andes. Photos from Sven Martin, Gary Perkin and Claudio Olguin

The Andes Pacifico returned for its third year in 2016 and it was as gorgeous as ever.

The race was won by Tracey Moseley and Francois Billy-Maitre but it will no doubt be remembered more as an epic adventure on some of the best trails the Andes have to offer. 100 lucky competitors took in a route that included 12,000 metres of descending in five days through some of the most brutal terrain known to man.

Here are some of the best photos of the event: