In this video shot in snowy New York City, 2011 People's Choice Adventurer of the Year Edurne Pasaban talks about what adventure means to her. What does adventure mean to you? Add your answer in the comments area below.
In May 2010, 37-year-old Spanish mountaineer Edurne Pasaban finished her nine-year quest to climb the world’s 14 tallest mountains, the 8,000-meter (or higher) peaks. This feat made Pasaban and nine other inspiring people our 2010 Adventurers of the Year. We then asked our audience to vote for the person who best embodies the spirit of adventure for the 2011 People's Choice Award.
“If people decided that I am the Adventurer of the Year, I am very happy, you know it,” Pasaban said when we surprised her with the news last week in New York City's Central Park. "In my life, I never thought I would climb the 8,000-meter peaks. And I never thought I would be the Adventurer of the Year. It's a nice present, and I would like to tell everybody thank you very much."