Cason Crane, who made history as the first person to plant the pride flag on all seven summits, is back again for another feat. He’s on the Race to Survive Alaska alongside his sister Bella to conquer the 300-square mile-long terrains of wild Alaska.
Keep reading this Cason Crane Bio to learn more about him.
Cason Crane On Race To Survive Alaska
USA Network’s brand-new show Race to Survive Alaska hit the screen on April 3, 2023, and it saw eight teams including Cason and Bella battling it out in the Alaskan wilderness for a chance to win $500,000. These teams of two participated in six intense races over 40 days without planes, trains, and automobiles to help them get around. Infact, they had to endure more than 100 miles of inhospitable, previously unexplored terrain on the strength of their own two feet with nothing but only what they can carry.
So, this meant Cason had to utilize his primitive survival skills to source his own food, water, and shelter. Moreover, being on the dangerous Alaskan coastline, marked by its sprawling mountain ranges, ancient glaciers, suffocating rainforests, and threatening wildlife, certainly didn’t make things easier.
Joining Cason and Bella for the inaugural season of Race to Survive Alaska were their co-stars Jeff and Hunter Leininger (father-son duo), Robin Moore and Elizabeth Killham (friends and adventurers), Brett Gattenand Esther Sanderlin (Alaskan hunters), Wilson and Oliver Hoogendorn (siblings), and Max Djenohan and Christian Junkar (reality stars and friends).
How Much Is Cason Crane Net Worth?
Cason Crane flaunted a net worth of above $750 thousand in 2023.
He is an adventurer and the founder of Explorer Cold Brew (the world’s first premium cold brew that lets you choose your caffeine level) and The Rainbow Summits Project.
Through The Rainbow Summits Project, Cason became the fifth youngest and first openly LGBT person to climb Mt. Everest and the Seven Summits (the highest mountain on each continent). He even raised $135,000 for youth suicide prevention and crisis intervention thanks to this feat.
After making a name for himself, Cason then joined Princeton University and graduated four years later with a degree in History and certificates in American Studies and Near Eastern Studies in 2017. Since graduation, Cason has continued to satisfy his craving for exploration and won several prize-winning finishes in ultramarathon and obstacle course races. Also, he has completed half a dozen IRONMAN triathlon races in addition to dozens of marathons, open-water swims, hikes, climbs, and more.
Whilst continuing his adventure, Cason has also worked as a Consultant for Bain & Company, Director of Strategy for Community Bucket, Investment Team Summer Analyst for Oasis500, Finance Intern for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Documentarian Page for U.S. House of Representatives, and more.
Cason Crane Partner
Cason Crane married his partner Fran McGillon on December 11, 2021, a little over a year after their engagement.
The Race to Survive Alaska star said that they first connected via email in 2019 after their mutual friend David Klafter had an inkling there might be a connection between the pair. And David’s intuition was spot on. Sparks flew as soon as they met, and just eight weeks later when they headed to Kazakhstan to run an ultramarathon.
Fran McGillon was a Partner at Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P. He also worked as an Associate Vice President at Rubenstein Associates.
Find him on IG @franmcgill_iv and Twitter @RealFranMcGill.
Cason Crane Height
Cason Crane stands tall at a height of 6 feet (183 cm) and weighs 71 kg (158 lbs).
How Old Is Cason Crane?
Cason Crane was 30 years of age when he appeared on Race to Survive Alaska in 2023.
But he was a year younger when he filmed the show.
Who Are Cason Crane Parents?
Cason Crane was born to his parents, David Crane and Isabella de la Houssaye. They were married on September 28, 1991, at the Roman Catholic Church of the Most Holy Name of Jesus.
His father, David is a Harvard Law School graduate who went on to work at the U.S. Department of Energy. As for his mother, Isabella is an International law at Columbia University alumna who worked at Material Culture. Also, like her son, she’s an outdoors enthusiast, longtime mountain climber, veteran marathoner, and triathlete.
Isabella is a daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Benton Cason de la Houssaye Jr. of Crowley, La., where her father was a physician and her mother, Isabella de la Houssaye, was a City Councilwoman.
Sadly, she was diagnosed with lung cancer in January 2018 and was still alive and kicking the last we checked.
Cason Crane Siblings
Cason Crane has four siblings. They are:
David Crane: A Phillips Academy graduate who worked at GoBeyond. He turned 28 in December 2022.
Chris Crane: A Lawrenceville School graduate. He turned 21 in October 2022.
Oliver Crane: A Princeton University graduate who worked at Uyghur NextGen Project. He turned 24 in July 2022.
Where Is Cason Crane From?
Cason hails from Princeton, New Jersey. He resided there even in 2023.
Is Cason Crane On Instagram And Facebook?
Find him on Instagram @casoncrane.
Also, here’s his Facebook @rainbowsummits and @cason.crane and Twitter @casoncrane.
When Is Cason Crane Birthday?
Cason receives his birthday wishes on December 2 and is of the Sagittarius zodiac.