Alex Chacón is a videographer, photographer, public speaker and all around badass. Chacón sold everything he owned, dropped out of Medical School, and spent three years circumnavigating the globe on two wheels, including the ultimate journey from the northern hemisphere, to the south. It took him 503 days and 82,000 miles to ride from Alaska all the way down to the southern point of Argentina. He’s taken his bike onto ferries, through streams, over rickety bridges and terrifyingly thin strips of trail and urban clutter. With a GoPro strapped to his chest and his front handlebars, Chacón has captured the entire journey on camera in high definition, immersing viewers into the experience and allowing the world to live vicariously through his on-going motorcycle epics.
His videos have captured the world’s attention, yielding millions of YouTube views, and allowing him to headline multiple professional film festival, events, expos and conferences. His video, Around the World in 360°—3 Year Epic Selfie, was even voted “The Most Epic Selfie of 2014” by CBS News/Mashable and “3rd most searched selfie of all time” according to Google Zeitgeist. He’s been interviewed by multiple big media outlets, including Huffington Post, CBS News, CNN, Fox News, and has been featured in magazines like TIME, Lonely Planet and the Travel Channel. Needless to say, I don’t think Chacón will be returning to medical school anytime soon.
500 Days Alaska to Argentina: