Here's to living adventurously. And voting for the People's Choice Adventurer of the Year. There are just ten days left to cast your vote once a day. Voting ends January 18, 2012, at midnight.
You can also read interviews and see photos of each candidate.
We'd like to give special thanks to our Adventurers of the Year Advisory Board. They helped us stay on top of the year's brightest adventure accomplishments. We hope you will check out their respective work and organizations.
National Geographic Adventurers of the Year Advisory Board
Kraig Becker, Editor, The Adventure Blog
Fitz Cahall, Editor, The Dirtbag Diaries
Natalie Cash, Senior Producer, Wildlife Conservation Society
Steve Casimiro, Editor, Adventure Journal
Ted Endo, Surf Editor, The Inertia
Alex Honnold, Rock Climber (2011 Adventurer of the Year)
Lorie Karnath, President, The Explorers Club
Pete Mortimer, President, Sender Films
Rebecca Martin, Executive Director, National Geographic Expeditions Council
Andrew Skurka, Hiker/Expeditioner (2008 Adventurer of the Year)
Bryan Smith, Kayaker/Filmmaker, Reel Water Productions
Gregg Trennish, Adventurer/Biologist, Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation (2009 Adventurer of the Year)
Sadie Quarrier, Senior Photo Editor, National Geographic magazine