OVERLAND

FROM ALASKA TO THE TIP OF PATAGONIA

On the hunt for truly unexplored mountaineering, paragliding and flying experiences, our athlete Paul Guschlbauer has just set off on Project Overland. For the next six months, Paul will be out on an unprecedented adventure where he will make his way all the way down from Alaska to the tip Patagonia - with just his dreams, hopes and his 1956 Piper Supercub bush plane.

 

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MAKE PAUL´S DREAM COME TRUE

Are you as excited for Project Overland as we are? If so, come help and support Paul to finance his adventure by purchasing one or more of our dedicated products. With every dedicated product purchased, we will donate 10% of the total purchase directly to the Overland project to fuel his plane.

ABOUT PAUL GUSCHLBAUER

Paul has been a Salewa athlete and a hero of ours for more than five years. He is an adventurer, an outdoor enthusiast and a man of the mountains. Paul is currently a sponsored athlete of Redbull, has a successful career as a professional paragliding pilot and is a multi-time Red Bull X-Alps finisher.

Paul is taking on a new challenge in the wake of the death of his good friend Hannes Arch, he is becoming a world-class plane pilot with the desire to explore unprecedented destinations.

With Overland, Paul is looking to take his skills to new terrain in both air and mountains as he explores the western hemisphere. Paul Guschlbauer will fly a 50-year-old prop plane 18,000 km, through two hemispheres and 17 countries in 180 days! The trip will officially begin on the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere, June 21, 2018 and last 6 month. From solstice to solstice.

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ABOUT PAUL GUSCHLBAUER

Paul has been a Salewa athlete and a hero of ours for more than five years. He is an adventurer, an outdoor enthusiast and a man of the mountains. Paul is currently a sponsored athlete of Redbull, has a successful career as a professional paragliding pilot and is a multi-time Red Bull X-Alps finisher.

Paul is taking on a new challenge in the wake of the death of his good friend Hannes Arch, he is becoming a world-class plane pilot with the desire to explore unprecedented destinations.

With Overland, Paul is looking to take his skills to new terrain in both air and mountains as he explores the western hemisphere. Paul Guschlbauer will fly a 50-year-old prop plan 18,000 km, through two hemispheres and 17 countries in 180 days! The trip will officially begin on the longest day of the year in the southern hemisphere, June 21, 2018 and last 6 month. From solstice to solstice.

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FROM HERE TO THERE BY AIR

The Pan-American Highway runs from Alaska to Patagonia. Paul Guschlbauer is flying the whole way in his Piper Super Cub plane - Bush flying 18,000 km – 14,000 of them through mountain ranges. Paul will be crossing terrain where runways are few and far between, taking off and landing will be wherever he chooses to and exploring unique mountain areas where few people have ever been. Paul will complete his journey along the Pan-American highway by a mix of Paragliding, climbing, skiing and speed hiking!

A few magical spots Paul will be stopping at and experiencing along the way are:

70°NORTH

Starting out from Prudhoe Bay, North Alaska – a settlement of 2,000 people above the Arctic Circle.

55° SOUTH

Finishing in Ushuaia, Argentina, the capital of Tierra del Fuego, the southernmost city in the world.

17 BORDERS

The Pan-American Highway crosses 17 borders and two hemispheres.

18,000 KM

Paul is flying 18,000 km, 14,000 of them are through mountain ranges.