- Benjamin Jordan
- 2835 kilometre(s)
- United States (USA/Mexico Border south of Sierra Vista, AZ)
The longest horizontal hike-and-fly journey by an unpowered paraglider, unassisted is 2835 km (1761.587 mi) and was achieved by Benjamin Jordan (Canada), travelling from the Mexican border to the Canadian border, from 8 April to 4 September 2020.
Inspired by the record-breaking migration of the Monarch Butterfly, Benjamin completed a 150-day, 2835 km un-powered paraglider expedition from the Mexican to the Canadian borders.
2157 km was travelled by paraglider and 678 km by foot, without support, carrying his own food, shelter and supplies whether airborne or afoot. He had the generous support of his girlfriend Lyndsay Nicole who was also there to document and witness most of the expedition.
From the material that they created together, an 80 minute feature length documentary named 'Fly Monarca' was created showing the fun but challenging experience of the journey.