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People's Choice Award

For six years now, we have cast a wide net to find the Adventurers of the Year, each selected for his or her extraordinary achievement in exploration, conservation, and adventure sports. For 2010, the feats were inspiring—sailing across the Pacific in a plastic-bottle boat, trekking the Amazon from source to sea, and more. We gave you our picks, then asked you to vote for the People's Choice Award. The results are in....

Meet our 2011 People's Choice Adventurer of the Year Edurne Pasabán!

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  • Photo: Portrait of Edurne Pasaban

    Video: People's Choice Award

    See Spanish mountaineer Edurne Pasaban accept the 2011 People's Choice Adventurer of the Year Award.

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    In Their Own Words

    Discover what it was like to be on the year's most exciting adventures, from sailing the Pacific in a plastic-bottle boat to setting speed climbing records in Yosemite.

  • Photo: Jamie Mitchell seen riding a wave on his paddleboard inside curl

    Photo Gallery: They Did It!

    Allow us to introduce ten incredible individuals who made our year in adventure. View photos from their expeditions.

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    Gear of the Year 2010

    These 35 outdoor gear and tech items are so extraordinarily designed, creative, or innovative, they can only be called one thing: the best.