Pregont, USA, age 39 has always tried to lead a life of high adventure and one that combines his love of the outdoors and passion for working with
people and education.
As a member
of the US Disabled Ski Team he was a dedicated teacher and coach of blind students --
gaining their trust to lead them down the slopes of a mountain solely on his voice
commands. After several National Championships he and his legally blind partner won three
World Championship medals in 1990.
A strong believer in environmental
responsibility Paul founded Midstates Recycling in Chicago, introducing and selling
equipment used in recycling plastic, glass and news paper. Midstates has since been
responsible for supplying equipment to the "Blue Bag" program in Chicago.
In 1991 he joined the ranks at
Will Steger's Homestead in Ely, Minnesota.
With his easy-going personality and great sense of humor he soon earned a spot as a team
member culminating in 1995 when he took part in the International Arctic Project
four-month traverse of the Arctic Ocean by dog sled and canoe hauling (National
Geographic, January 1996). Over the last eight years he has racked up over 10,000 miles in
frigid locales from Alaska to Hudson Bay. Amongst other leading a 400-mile dog sled
journey along the Bering Sea for Japanese television in 1997.