North of Known

A paragliding traverse of the Alaska Range
Gavin McClurg attempts one of the boldest, most absurd lines that has ever been flown- a complete traverse of the Alaska Range



Bryan Smith


Red Bull Media House


Gavin McClurg, Dave Turner


Patagonia, Patagonia Provisions, Delorme, Smith Optics

Running time

52 minutes

Country / Nationality

United States

Our Judges say:

A glorious, truly epic tale of surviving an extremely challenging flight over Alaska. A dramatic, exciting story with great characters. Also, some great fishing action!

Paul Hodgson Music Judge

What an incredible film probably the biggest Adventure in the festival must watch for this festival.

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

Another hero of longevity.

Claire Carter Writer, Film Officer for Kendal Mountain Festival, 'Creative Consultant'.

2015 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Gavin McClurg is back with one of the most absurd and preposterous expeditions that has ever been undertaken- a full unsupported traverse of the Alaska Range by foot and paraglider. The expedition has been a dream for Gavin and was planned over a six year period. But no one has flown this far north in Alaska and the protagonists have no idea if it is even possible. Using nothing but their wings and dogged perseverance, and filmed by a skeleton crew in one of the most vicious and inhospitable places on Earth Gavin and his partner Dave Turner struggle through a vast frontier that has way more Grizzlies than people, no infrastructure, brutal weather and their own difference of opinions. The viewer is enveloped into the team's world of ice and snow, and they are treated with a tumultuous but eventually successful journey through one of the most visually stunning places in the world. A Red Bull Media House production, filmed and edited by ReelWaterProductions.