Raising awareness/Ambassadors for peace

Espen Fadnes

Espen Fadnes | Norway



Wingsuit pilot and multisport extreme athlete




Espen Fadnes joined as Norwegian Peace and Non-Violence Ambassador in 2016 and his sculpture "Flying For Peace" was exhibited for the first time at the Non-Violence press conference and hang out at ISPO Munich 2016 in the DrZipe stand. In fact Espen was painting his knotted gun sculpture at site.


Espen Fadnes is a multisport extreme athlete, traveling the world chasing adrenalin filled projects including wingsuit flying, freeride skiing and basejumping. Espen is an Airsport Consultant and is available for Film opportunities and Motivational Speaking.

Wingsuit flying? If you know what it is, you know. If not, check the videos and you will never forget...

Espen was born and raised in Molde, Norway. Already from a young age the combination a competitive mind, the need to be seen and risk willingness turned Espen towards individual sports. The childhood was filled with skiing, climbing and swimming all year around.

He competed in alpine racing until he was 19 years old, and the whole time also climbed mountains to find untracked skiing lines. After the alpine racing career he needed to fill the vacuum and started skydiving. It was there he at the age of 21 was introduced to base jumping, a sport that changed his life. It became a playground for his desires to explore his capabilities. During the early 2000s he became part of an adventurous group called the VKB in Norway. They developed new equipment for base jumping and wingsuit flying. In 2007 they introduced proximity flying to the world through the ski movie Seven Sunny Days, and it became the start for an up growing professionalism in parts of the base jumping community.

At the same time Espen went into freeride skiing and extreme skiing contests. He did well with his background from alpine racing, and the combined success in freeride skiing and base jumping made him decide to go professional in 2008. A bad injury the same spring on a ski movie shoot gave a three years set back in his plans. He came back, won the overall title in wing suit flying and people still believed he could have a value in skiing.

Today he is skiing the WTQ freeride skiing tour, World Wingsuit League and travelling the world chasing adrenalin filled projects.

The Non-Violence Project

The Non-Violence Project is a non-profit organization created in 1993 with the goal of preventing and reducing violence. The organization is headquartered in Switzerland and is active in many countries around the world. Its symbol, the Knotted Gun, is an international symbol of peace. 
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