Published: December 2009/January 2010Best of Adventure 2010

Adventurers of the Year: Advisory Board

We are grateful for the insights and recommendations we received from our advisory board of explorers, athletes, conservationists, and travelers to help identify our Adventurers of the Year. The members are listed below.

Conrad Anker, Alpinist
conradanker.com
thenorthface.com/catalog/sc-brand/conrad-anker.html

Richard Bangs, River Explorer/Founding Partner of Mountain Travel Sobek
richardbangs.com
mtsobek.com

Kraig Becker, Blogger - The Adventure Blog
theadventureblog.blogspot.com

Natalie Cash, Senior Producer at Wildlife Conservation Society
wcs.org

Jimmy Chin, Alpinist/Photographer
jimmychin.com
thenorthface.com/catalog/sc-brand/jimmy-chin.html

Costas Christ, Global Travel Editor at National Geographic Adventure
ngadventure.typepad.com/blog/costas_christ

Wade Davis, Anthropologist/Ethnobotanist/Explorer-in-Residence at National Geographic
nationalgeographic.com/field/explorers/wade-davis.html

David de Rothschild, Ecoadventurer/Founder of Adventure Ecology
adventureecology.com/
nationalgeographic.com/field/explorers/david-de-rothschild.html

John Francis, Marine Biologist/Vice President for Research, Conservation, and Exploration at National Geographic
nationalgeographicexpeditions.com/experts/128/detail

Will Gadd, Ice Climber/Paraglider
willgadd.com
gravsports.com

Alison Gannett, Extreme Skier/Environmental Advocate
alisongannett.com

Erika Harms, Executive Director, Sustainable Development Program at the United Nations Foundation
unfoundation.org
unfoundation.org/about-unf/our-leadership/erika-harms.html

Peter Hillary, Mountaineer
peterhillary.com

David Holbrooke, Director of the Telluride Mountain Film Festival
mountainfilm.org
imdb.com/name/nm1375318

Lorie Karnath, President of Explorers Club
explorers.org/about/karnath.php

Dean Karnazes, Ultrarunner
ultramarathonman.com
thenorthface.com/catalog/sc-brand/dean-karnazes.html

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Vice Chair and Chief Prosecuting Attorney of Riverkeeper/Chairman of Waterkeeper Alliance
robertfkennedyjr.com
riverkeeper.org/about-us/our-team/robert-f-kennedy-jr

Sven Lindblad, President of Lindblad Expeditions
expeditions.com

Rebecca Martin, Executive Director at National Geographic Expeditions Council
nationalgeographicexpeditions.com

Peter Miller, Expeditions Editor at National Geographic Magazine
ngm.nationalgeographic.com

Peter Mortimer, Producer at Sender Films
senderfilms.com

Nick Nichols, Wildlife Photographer at National Geographic
michaelnicknichols.com
photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photographers/photographer-michael-nichols.html

Shannon O'Donoghue, Director of Banff Mountain Film Festival
banffcentre.ca/mountainculture

Nick Rosen, Writer-Producer at Sender Films
senderfilms.com

Richard Ruggiero, Chief of the Asian and Africa Branch of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service
fws.gov/international/DIC/DIC_home.html

Shannon Stowell, President of Adventure Travel Trade Association
adventuretravel.biz

Lonnie Thompson, Paleoclimatologist/Professor at Ohio State University
geology.ohio-state.edu/faculty_bios.php?id=52

Tensie Whelan, President of Rainforest Alliance
rainforest-alliance.org

Gordon Wiltsie, Photographer
alpenimage.com
photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photographers/photographer-gordon-wiltsie.html

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