Chris Mecklenborg

Discover your Extraordinary

Chris is a born Adventurer and teacher. He believes in Discovery, especially in building experiences that help others break through their limiting beliefs to discover a clearing in which to see the order beyond the chaos of ones own busy life. Chris learns fastest when he teaches and has developed a culture of learning and teaching in all that he does.

Chris is co founder and director of All Out Adventurers, Drakensberg Trails, Royal Drak MTB, Run and Ride the Berg Events and spends most of his time learning from and teaching his staff, guests, athletes and family.

Chris does not always play by the rules. At 4, he returned from a hike with two older friends and when asked by worried moms and state police, where they had been for 5 hours, the two older boys, pointed at Chris and said we were just following him.

Chris’s early discoveries centered around exploring his boundless energy and his love of riding bikes. At 8, Chris surprised his family and himself by peddling 160km around his Binghamton NY, home. By his 20s, Chris, developed a long distance bike touring system and after graduating university; took off to explore the vast North American seaboard from South Carolina to the Canadian borders of Newfoundland and Labrador. After nearly 10,000 km, he returned to Binghamton NY in 1988, eyes and heart wide open to opportunities of how to help others achieve their dreams to ski big mountains. For the next 11 years he helped 1000s of students find their dynamic balance and fulfill their dreams to fly down mountains on their feet. His dedication earned him the honor of top 100 ski instructors in North America as well as PSIA level 3 Alpine and Nordic Down Hill Examiner status.

Moving to South Africa in 1999 and starting his own family gave Chris his first real big reason to bring all his skills and experiences together to help make something truly extraordinary. The creation of SA’s much loved All Out Adventure Park, Drakensberg Trails and Berg Events; gave thousands more adventuring souls the sensation of flying in the mountains with out the need of snow. Drakensberg Trails is made possible through his inspired sets of local trail builders who through caring guidance constructed 150km of purpose built single track and adventure rides through the picturesque Northern Drakensberg wilderness.
Aligning the trails central to the best Northern Berg accommodation delivers custom solutions for pioneering families to find their next level adventure and endurance experience.

Chris’s Trail Events are packed with 25 years of studies in behavioral sciences, architecture, philosophy, psychology, physiology and proprietary technologies developed in his other businesses as well as 54 years of living life to the fullest. Today his mission is to work with like-minded organizations to expand opportunities for companies and individuals to step through apparent chaos into their own extraordinary life. Chris believes true work is a place of healing where the cure is a feeling you are getting paid to play.