Steve Fossett was born an adventurer, achieving his first mountain climb at just 12 years old. Since then, he’s broken 116 different world records in five different sports including balloons, airplanes, airships, gliders, and sailboats. In 2002, he became the first person to fly around the world alone and non-stop in a balloon. He broke the round-the-world sailing record in 2004, after leading a 13-member crew to finish the journey in 59 days and nine hours. He made his first solo, non-stop, non-refuelled flight around the globe in a single-engine plane in 2005, with no refuelling for 67 hours. And in 2006, he broke the record for the longest flight, with 77 hours in the air across more than 40,000 kilometres.
Fossett was also the first person to take a glider light into the stratosphere. He has climbed all the Seven Summits peaks, including Mount Everest, swam across the English Channel, and has completed several cross country ski marathons, ultramarathons, and an Ironman. He’s a legend of adventure and an inspiration for anyone who dreams of exploring the world.
“I pick projects according to how fascinating they are to me, and it has resulted in a broad reach.”