Paul Guschlbauer, GuschlPOWER for his friends, is at the core a curious person. When he was a child he was into mountain biking thanks to his father - at the age of 13, he won his first competition. After graduating from high school and starting university, he started questioning what he wanted to do with his life and he redefined his motivation with mountain sports. He dedicated himself to mountaineering and climbing up until the day he discovered paragliding. It was love at first sight beginning with an article about cross-country paragliding. One week after reading this he was attending his first course. After several years of exploration and competition, he felt the need to go further, to expand the boundaries of his wanderings and adventures. So he got a pilot license, bought a small plane, and became a bush pilot.

COMPETITIONS

2019

3rd Red Bull X-Alps

 

2017

3rd Red Bull X-Alps

 

2016

1st Red Bull Dolomitenmann Team

 

2015

3rd Red Bull X-Alps

 

2014  

1st Red Bull Dolomitenmann Paragliding

 

2013  

1st Red Bull Dolomitenmann Paragliding

 

2011  

3rd Red Bull X-Alps

 

2010 

1st Red Bull Dolomitenmann Paragliding

"PARAGLIDING IS PART OF ALL MY ADVENTURES – THE GLIDER TURNS CHAINS OF MOUNTAINS INTO PLAYGROUNDS"

Paul Guschlbauer

OVERLAND: THE DIARY

OVERLAND: THE DIARY

Paul has been exploring the western hemisphere since June 21 2018, together with his wife Magdalena and his 50 year old propeller plane.

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ALASKA

ALASKA

The sky is blue, with no clouds. The sun lies low on the horizon, and lightens the primordial landscape. There is no sign of human presence.

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SPECIAL PROJECTS

FAVORITE PLACE

Home sweet home.

FAVORITE BOOK

“A whole life” by Robert Seethaler: “You can buy a man's hours off him, you can steal his days from him, or you can rob him of his whole life, but no one can take away from any man so much as a single moment. That's the way it is.”

BIGGEST FEAR

Paul is quite afraid of making people who love him sad by having an accident during flying. But for him, this is hard to say, because not following his passion would make him sad which can’t be the solution either. So, he fears the most to lose the ability to walk on that thin line between too much risk and an ordinary life.

ACTIVITIES PRACTICED

Paragliding & Bush flying. Paragliding is part of all his adventures because the glider turns mountain chains into playgrounds. Bush flying sets the whole thing on a different scale allowing you to go further, to reach new places and explore them. Paul will soon start his first global project. Moreover, Paul does ski touring, mountain biking, trail running, rock climbing, and Nordic skiing. He combines activities like hiking and flying to explore boondocks.

HOBBIES

Paul loves to live and to learn new things. He recently discovered film and photography: to capture a moment is something different to what he usually does. That’s probably why it is so interesting to him.

PAUL GUSCHLBAUER

NATIONALITY: AUSTRIAN
DATE OF BIRTH: 25.12.1983
ACTIVITY: SPEED HIKING, PARAGLIDING, ADVENTURE

HIGHLIGHTS

PROJECTS

2020

 Project ‚Grenzgang‘

 

2019

 Project OVERLAND

 

2018

Winter Fly to Ski Adventure in Alaska

 

2017

Winter Fly to Ski Adventure in Alaska

 

2016  

FlytoFly: Bushflying and Paragliding in Alaska

 

2015  

first Hike&Fly Angel Falls, Venezuela

 

2014  

Adriatic Circle: 1800km hike&fly adventure from Ancona/Italy along the Apennin, the Alps and the Velebit mountain ranges to Zadar/Craotia and with the ferry back to Ancona

 

2012 

Altitude Experience: Traveling along the Karakoram HWY from south to north,Paragliding in Hunza Valley and climb&fly Muztagh Ata