Osprey Athletes: Payge McMahon

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Payge McMahon

Adventure Athlete and Journalist

Favorite Packs: Hornet 32, Ariel 65, Ozone 22"

After leaving a career on Wall Street, at the age of 33, to complete her mother's bucket list, unexpectedly, Payge found herself a new profession as an adventure athlete and journalist.  

Payge has been featured on ESPN, Alaska HDTV and writes for National Geographic Adventures, Women's Adventure, Competitor Magazine and Self Reliance Illustrated.  She is an expert in gear, apparel and travel and is a sought after speaker and guide.

A self proclaimed jack of all trades, master of none, she has pursued all types of adventures around the world; from climbing and paragliding in the Himalaya, to summiting the highest mountains in Africa, Japan and the continental United States, bobsledding in Switzerland, cycling through Southeast Asia, dogsledding in Alaska, backpacking across Northern Spain, the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and California’s 221-mile John Muir Trail. She has trekked through the deserts of Egypt and Jordan, the Amazon Rainforest and competed in the 167-mile Grand-to-Grand Ultra, the first ever, self supported footrace in North America.  She does it all.


For more information on Payge please visit: http://www.turnthepayge.com/