Date of birth

21/04/1972

Place of birth

Vista, California

Discipline

Paragliding

Nationality

USA

"Insatiably addicted to adventure and the unknown."
BIOGRAPHY

Gavin McClurg is no stranger to adventure. He is a 2015 National Geographic “Adventurer of the Year” for his unpowered paragliding expedition across the Canadian Rockies (documented in the Red Bull feature film “The Rockies Traverse”). He became the first person to traverse the full length of the Alaska Range by foot and paraglider (unsupported) in 2016 (documented in the Red Bull feature film “North of Known”).

He is the owner, founder and Captain of “Offshore Odysseys”, a global kitesurfing/surfing/sailing expedition. He has twice circumnavigated the world by boat, living at sea for 13 straight years, including short-handed roundings of both notorious capes (Horn and Good Hope).

Gavin holds the former North American-record for foot launched cross-country paragliding, a flight of 240 miles deep into Montana from his home town of Sun Valley, Idaho. Gavin is the first American (and only 3rd non-European) to complete the “toughest adventure race on Earth”, the Red Bull X-Alps a paragliding / foot race across the Alps from Salzburg to Monaco. In ten days Gavin flew 1560 kilometers, walked 498 (12+ marathons) and scaled 52,000 meters of vertical ascent on foot (Everest 5 times). Gavin competed again in 2017 and 2019 and his 4th race in June 2021. 
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Curiosities

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Crazy about food and cuisine

I’ll eat anything, as long as it isn’t junk food!

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Happy father

I have a 3 1/2 year old daughter, Fallon.

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Other passions

I grew up ski racing and doing backcountry ski whenever possible.

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Surgeries

I’ve had 9 knee surgeries, and 2 shoulder surgeries but I’ve never broken a bone unless you count my ribs!
 

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