It was through photographs of my friend, rider and explorer João Soares that I knew about ‘Full Pipe’, it showed great potential and some challenges.
The access to the full pipe was not easy; we had to walk through the forest to a vertical descent, here the only support was a ladder that did not give assurances that it was safe, and a rope that we used to lower the photographic equipment and bikes.
After some adrenaline, I could not believe what my eyes were seeing, the FULL PIPE in the middle of nowhere – a huge mouth seemed to have the will to swallow us and we weren't able to see the end of it!
I, Daniel Serra, João Soares and Luis Madeira started our path. That's when I felt the need to take the picture I had in mind, using the unique natural light that lurked into the tunnel, creating a silhouette, marking the beginning of this adventure.