A true Renaissance Man, Will is considered one of the premier extreme athletes on the planet. He has claimed both the world record for distance paragliding (179 miles) and has owned competitive ice climbing, taking first place at every major ice competition in the world in 1998 and 1999 and winning the 2000 Ice World Cup.
He was the expedition leader and performed lead pilot duties for last year’s historic Paraglide America expedition, an ambitious fundraiser for the Peregrine Fund (which works to conserve wild populations of birds of prey). Paraglide America required Gadd to glide on thermals from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean – a distance of almost 3,500 miles -- in two months.
Action Sportsperson of the Year 2002

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