Unreasonable Lengths May 23rd, 2021 - Source: Fly Monarca Expedition - 2835 km World Record Paragliding Journey / Adventure Travel

It's that drive, that desire, that final push you feel in the 11th hour, only 2% away from completing that goal you've been staring at for, what feels like, an entire lifetime.

How far are you willing to push in that moment? What lengths will you go to? Do obstacles even matter any more?

Fly Monarca (2021, 81:00, Canada)

In pursuit of a dream, and inspired by a butterfly, an ambitious paraglider pilot attempts to fly across the United States, from Mexico to Canada, relying solely on the sun, wind and his own willpower.

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Official Release: November 20, 2021

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State Line Grooming - It's a thing now. While Lyndsay's commitment is to filmmaking, and not providing logistical or technical support to me as an athlete, we have agreed that each time we crossed a state line that she would cut my hair back to help me look a little less homeless.

Here we are at the Idaho Welcome Center, preparing to cross our third state.

Fly Monarca - Paragliding Documentary - Pre-Release
As part of a crowdfunding campaign, Benjamin Jordan and Lyndsay Nicole have just released a 21-minute Pre-Release version of their epic new film, Fly Monarca.

Sponsors of the film project will be floored by the stunning new footage the team has been able to create and the best part is, this Pre-Release is only scratching the surface of what the final film has in store.

Known best for his solo projects, last year, Jordan made the leap to working with his partner on this latest expedition. Though she was not there to provide support, she did follow close and with state of the art camera and drone equipment on hand. Together, the team were able to pull off a million dollar production on a shoestring.

Check out this phenomenal achievement and support this groundbreaking project today!

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Facebook Live Q&A

[b]Saturday, May 22nd at 6 PM Pacific Time[/b] ([url=https://web.facebook.com/events/545529433115041/]Event Link[/url])  Benjamin Jordan and Lyndsay Nicole will be going live on Facebook for the very first time.  Come hang out and ask anything you want about the Fly Monarca Expedition and Film. Expect to laugh, learn and get inspired for your next great adventure!  [url=https://web.facebook.com/events/545529433115041/]Click here[/url] to join the event. Join ahead of time and you'll get a reminder beforehand. See you there!

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Expedition Gear List

Because I fly and hike with all of my own equipment, I am limited to what I can carry on an expedition like this. As a rule of thumb, everything I carry must be used at least once per day, have at least two uses, and be bomb-proof.  [b]Camping[/b] [right:image:23886]- Big Agnes [url=https://www.bigagnes.com/Tiger-Wall-2-Carbon]Tiger Wall 2[/url] (Carbon) Tent - Big Agnes [url=https://www.bigagnes.com/Star-Fire-UL-20]Starfire 20[/url] Down Sleeping Bag - Big Agnes [url=https://www.bigagnes.com/Insulated-AXL-Air_2]Insulated AXL Air[/url] Sleeping Pad - Goal Zero [url=https://www.goalzero.com/shop/lights/crush-light/]Crush Light[/url] - Jet Boil Stove, Pot and Fuel - MSR 3L Hydromdary Water Bladder - MSR 10L Dromdary Water Bladder - USB Headlamp - 10L Drysack  [b]Camera & Electronics[/b] [right:image:23808][/]- Goal Zero [url=https://www.goalzero.com/shop/solar-chargers/nomad-10w-solar-panel/]Nomad 7+[/url] Solar Panel x 2 - Goal Zero [url=https://www.goalzero.com/shop/archive-power/flip-30-recharger/]Flip 30[/url] Power Bank - Garmin [url=https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/562010]VIRB 360[/url] Camera - Sony RX100IV Camera - GoPro Hero 8, 7 & 4 - Gimbal for GoPro - Tabletop Tripod - 3-way Selfie Stick - Co-pilot GoPro Mount - Zoom H1 Audio Recorder - Lavalier Microphone - USB Cables - Battery Chargers - Extra Batteries  [show:image:23625][b]Navigation & Communication[/b] - Garmin [url=https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/561269]InReach Explorer SE+[/url] Satellite Messenger - Garmin [url=https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/641479/pn/010-02158-13]Fenix 6S Pro Solar[/url] GPS Watch - Smart Phone (Samsung Galaxy S7)   [b]Paragliding[/b] [right:image:23896]- Ozone [url=https://www.flyozone.com/paragliders/products/gliders/alpina-3]Alpina 3[/url] Paraglider - Ozone [url=https://www.flyozone.com/paragliders/products/harnesses/ozium-2]Ozium 2[/url] Harness - High Adventure [url=https://www.highadventure.ch/en/beamer-3-light-en.html]Beamer 3 Lite[/url] Steerable Reserve Parachute - Ozone [url=https://www.flyozone.com/paragliders/products/accessories#paragliding-accessories]Saucisse Light[/url] Concertina Bag - Ozone [url=https://www.flyozone.com/paragliders/products/accessories#rucksacks]X-Alps[/url] Backpack - Helmet  [b]Clothing[/b] [right:image:23904]- Big Agnes [url=https://www.bigagnes.com/Mens-Soda-Peak-Jacket]Soda Peak[/url] Down Jacket - Athletic Long-sleeve Shirt - Prana Pants - Hiking Boots - Sunhat - Sunglasses - Work gloves - Down mittens - Athletic Tights - Athletic Underwear - Compression Socks x 2 - Merino Thermal Underwear  [b]Food[/b] (Typical 14-day Ration) [right:image:23791]- Instant Ramen Noodles (7 x 100g) - Instant Mashed Potatoes (7 x 100g) - Peanut Butter 3 kg (6 x 500g ziplocks) - Coffee (250g)  [b]Misc[/b] - Banjo - First Aid Kit - General Repair Kit - Extra Ziplock Bags - Canadian Passport - Cash & Debit/Credit Card - Toothbrush & Paste - American Flag  [group:image:23713][group:image:23825][group:image:23831][group:image:23796][group:image:23802][group:image:23797][group:image:23801][group:image:23799]

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The Endless Chain

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Strong The Wind Blows

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In a country where no one flies, two friends can inspire a nation by putting everything on the line.

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A Canadian Dream

Fly along as Benjamin Jordan sets a new World Distance Record (10,000 km) as he crosses Canada by Powered Paraglider. Along the way, you will land at summer camps and inspire thousands of children, while raising funds to send less fortunate ones to summer camp next year! The 71 minute, Documentary Feature contains 15 chapters chronicling the epic successes and failures of this unprecedented journey. Each chapter focuses on a unique aspect of Canadian geography, culture and the exact mix of team-work and blind optimism required to pull off such a daring stunt. Since it's release in 2010, A Canadian Dream (formerly "DREAM") has screened in theatres world-wide and, through it's proceeds, has allowed almost 100 children, from low-income homes, the opportunity to attend summer camp.

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The Endless Chain

From Montana to Prince George, BC, in the summer of 2018, Benjamin Jordan became the first person to Paraglide along the entire length of Southern Canada's Rocky Mountains, including the first flight above Jasper National Park's famous "Endless Chain" ridge.

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From Vancouver to Calgary, spanning all of Canada's south western mountain ranges, in August of 2016, Benjamin Jordan realized a life long dream and became the first person to Paraglide from Canadian Pacific to Prairie.

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