paul

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Name: Paul Guschlbauer
Born: 25.12.1983 in Graz, Austria
Current Residence: Hallein, Austria
My Job: Athlete, Designer and Testpilot at skywalk [ link ]

My Hobbies: Living, Photography, Speedriding, Climbing, Slacklining, Mountainbiking, Ski Mountaineering, Cross-Country Skiing, ...

My life so far: It was my father who motivated me for sports and especially for mountainbiking at a very early stage in my life. With 13 years I had participated and won my first mountain bike competitions and from this time forward I followed a more intense and structured training plan.

After graduating from highschool I started my studies at the Technical University of Graz and redefined my motivation in sports. Travelling and different stays abroad moved me away from my original sport, closer to mountaineering, climbing and finally to paragliding.

An article about Red Bull X-Alps confirmed my impression about the incredible opportunities this sport would provide and just a week later I already had completed the basic paragliding course in Graz.

Ever since my motivation for paragliding is growing from day to day and new challenges keep opening up. Meanwhile I was able to turn my passion into my profession. A practical side effect of this was, that I could/had to finally move into the mountains and can pursue all my passions directly from my "backyard"...

My Goals: My primary goal is to have fun at everything I do. I imagine that in future I'll still have fun at developing paragliders and at improving my sportive skills - especially at flying.

Success

HIGHLIGHTS 2015

3rd Place: Red Bull X-Alps
2st Place: Red Bull Dolomitenmann Overall Ranking
PPL License, Aerobatics License

HIGHLIGHTS 2014

Project: "Adriatic Circle" together with Tom de Dorlodot
The longest Hike&Fly in Europe, connecting 3 mountain ranges: Apennin (IT), Alps (F,SUI,IT,AUT,SLO) and Velebit (CRO)
1st Place: Red Bull Dolomitenmann Paragliding

HIGHLIGHTS 2013

9th Place: Red Bull X-Alps
1st Place: Red Bull Dolomitenmann Paragliding
2nd Place: Atomic Waymaker
7th Place: Bordairline Radsberg / AT

HIGHLIGHTS 2012

2nd Place: Bordairline Lungau / AT
5th Place: Red Bull Dolomitenmann
Project: „Altitude Experience“
Paul climbed Muztagh Ata (7546m) in China after flying in Pakistan on a six weeks trip along the Karakoram Highway in the summer of 2012.

HIGHLIGHTS 2011

2nd Place Red Bull Dolomitenmann Paragliding - overall
3rd Place Red Bull X-Alps
1st Place Bordairline Radsberg/A - solo
4th Place Speedbordairline Werfenweng/A

HIGHLIGHTS 2010

1st Place Red Bull Dolomitenmann Paragliding - overall
2nd Place Pre PWC Empesos/Greece - Serienklasse
7th Place Pre PWC Empesos/Greece - overall
1st Place Bordairline Lungau/Austria
2nd Place Crossalps Hochries/Germany
Project "Across Himalaya"