DATE OF BIRTH: 12.25.1983
ACTIVITY: SPEED HIKING, PARAGLIDING, ADVENTURER
Paul Guschlbauer, known as "GuschlPOWER" to 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 college, he started questioning what he wanted to do with his life and found that he was most motivated when it came to mountain sports. He dedicated his life to mountaineering and climbing, 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. So, he got a pilot license, bought a small plane, and became a bush pilot.
Paragliding & Bush flying. Paragliding has become part of all his adventures because the glider turns the mountain chains into playgrounds. Bush flying sets the whole thing on a different scale that allows you to go further, to reach new places and explore them deeper.
In addition to paragliding and bush flying, Paul is into ski touring, mountain biking, trail running, rock climbing, and Nordic skiing. He combines activities like hiking and flying to explore boondocks.
Paul loves to live and 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.
Home sweet home.
“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.”
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.
|2010||1st Red Bull Dolomitenmann Paragliding|
|2011||3rd Red Bull X-Alps|
|2013||1st Red Bull Dolomitenmann Paragliding|
|2014||1st Red Bull Dolomitenmann Paragliding|
|2015||3rd Red Bull X-Alps|
|2016||1st Red Bull Dolomitenmann Team|
|2017||3rd Red Bull X-Alps|
|2012||Altitude Experience: Traveling along the Karakoram HWY from south to north, Paragliding in Hunza Valley and climb&fly Muztagh Ata|
|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|
|2015||first Hike&Fly Angel Falls, Venezuela|
|2016||FlytoFly: Bushflying and Paragliding in Alaska|
“Paragliding is part of all my adventures – The Glider turns chains of mountains into playgrounds.”