Gavin grew up in the Sierra Nevada mountains and first began skiing when he was 18 months old. From big mountain skiing to kayaking first descents across Central America to sailing around the world (twice!), Gavin says adventure is the itch that can never be scratched. These days paragliding and speed flying are where Gavin finds solace, using thermals to cross the biggest mountain ranges in the world. Gavin is a 2015 National Geographic “Adventurer of the Year” for a paragliding crossing of the Canadian Rockies with Will Gadd and recently became the first person to traverse the full length of the Alaska Range by foot and paraglider.