Daring climbers, hardcore ultramarathoners, resilient mountain bikers and incredible philanthropists — meet National Geographic's. SPORTS For 11 years, National Geographic has combed the globe to find the Adventurers of the Year, each selected for his or her. Meet the Adventurers Who Brave Glacial Caves in the Name of Science in areas frequented by scores of national park tourists each year.ICELAND - The Adventurers Story
Someone who has achieved something unique, groundbreaking or game-changing in their field. National Geographic is synonymous with adventure and the list of what they deem to be adventurous motivates us to go further.
This year, honorees were nominated by past Adventurers of the Year, prominent members of the adventure community, and National Geographic Explorers and photographers. The National Geographic Adventure editorial staff reviewed all of the nominees and selected the final eight. He completed the feat on Saturday, June 3, Jimmy Chin Alex Honnold Rock climber and founder of the Honnold Foundationa group that supports global clean energy initiatives Considered by many to be the best free-solo climber in the world, Honnold became the first person to free-solo El Capitan in June —a feat that required climbing the 3,foot granite wall without ropes or support.
Kilian Jornet passing through Camp 2 during his first ascent of Mount Everest.
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Kilian achieved the faster summit of the peak after reaching the top in only 26 hours. Summits of My Life Kilian Jornet Ultrarunner and ski mountaineer who has set speed records on mountains around the world Inhe set a new record for the fastest summit of Mount Everest without the use of supplemental oxygen or ropes.
He reached the 11,foot summit in just 26 hours. Koch teaches children how to surf in an effort to empower local communities facing environmental threats.
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Courtesy Emi Koch Emi Koch Professional surfer and founder of the nonprofit Beyond the Surface International With her organization, she works to empower environmentally threatened coastal communities by teaching local children to surf and providing workshops on visual storytelling. Magar modified his first mountain bike from old bicycle and motorcycle parts. She asks for your patience as she gets back into the groove of expressing herself in written word. Bobby works in international sales and management for Neogen Corporation.
He has spent the past 3 years living and working in Kochi, India but is now carrying his family to Brisbane, Australia for the next 2 to 4 years. His busy schedule still take him on many trips across Australia and New Zealand, but they will usually only last a couple of days.
Bobby uses any time he has leftover trying to keep up with two rampaging boys and one tired wife.
Gabe is our long-legged year-old who loves to run and draw. He started home school in the middle of 3rd grade and is doing quite well with it.
He really enjoys having a say in what he is learning.
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Gabe has also been taking on more responsibilities such as doing his own laundry and cooking for the whole family. He loves to build things out of Legos and keeps begging us to buy him tools of his own so he can try building in other mediums.
Max Max is our very energetic 9-year-old. Sometimes it takes the rest of us a little while to catch up with him. Max possesses a quick mind that likes to be kept busy. He also home schools.