Allow us to introduce the outstanding individuals who made our year in adventure with their remarkable achievements in exploration, conservation, humanitarianism, and adventure sports. Each embodies a unique spirit of adventure. Click on a candidate's name or picture to access in-depth profiles.
Our voting for the People's Choice Adventurer of the Year has now ended. Thank you so much for supporting your favorite adventurer. We will announce the winner in February 2013.
Photos, Interviews, More!
Surfing the best wave, kayaking the largest rapids, free climbing the hardest mountain, landing the first sit-ski backflip, free-falling faster than sound. These are just some of the feats of this year's honorees. View the photos.
From a snowboarder advocating against climate change to an artist bringing back stories from the vertical world, these ten people are adventure innovators, each in his or her own way. Read the interviews.
Lighter, tougher, and smarter—that's what characterizes this season's best gear. See our 24 selections.