Where Are They Now?
What do you do after being named a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year? Plenty. See what many of our honored Adventurers are up to today with these photos from Instagram (then follow them!).
Kayaker Erik Boomer
Photograph by Erik Boomer
After a 65-day Instagram/Internet/shower vacation I am back from the expedition! We had the trip of a lifetime and traveled more than 1,000 kilometers across Baffin Island. Here we’re testing out our handmade kayaks near Pangnirtung, Baffin.
Climber Alex Honnold
Photograph by @taylorfreesolo
My favorite photo of the Green River Utah trip. Daniel Woods belaying me on the first ascent of Green Dragon, three pitch, 5.13 R, while Matt Segal chimneys up to snap a pic.
Photographer/Climber Cory Richards
Photograph by @coryrichards
Mike Libecki ascending a fixed line in Queen Maud Land of Antarctica during a first ascent of an unclimbed tower in the Wolthat Range. On assignment for Nat Geo, with Keith Ladzinski and writer Freddie Wilkinson, the article is in the September 2013 issue.
Big-Wave Surfer Greg Long
Photograph courtesy Greg Long
Since nearly drowning at Cortes Bank a little over a year ago, I have since wondered if I could go back out and surf there again. Yesterday I answered my question. It wasn't the biggest ever but eight hours in oil-glass perfection surfing alone, it was still the most mentally challenging and memorable session of my life. The greatest respect and appreciation to everyone who was a part of the trip and to my friends/safety team who were looking after me throughout the day.
Snowboarder Jeremy Jones
Photograph by @setlightcap / @jonessnowboards
Mentors are very important to have in the mountains. Spend time with more experienced riders, watch, listen, and ask questions. This passing of knowledge has been going on in snowboarding since the start. It is safe to say Tom Burt has been not only my biggest mentor, but also the sport’s. Here he lends a watchful eye as I drop into the unknown while filming Deeper.
Artist/Climber Renan Ozturk
Photograph by Renan Ozturk
The Everest altitude training schedule just hit rock bottom, hanging out below sea level in Death Valley. Ultrarunning shoot with Dean Karnazes.
Sky Runner Kilian Jornet
Photograph by Kilian Jornet
Exploring chutes in Lyngen, Norway
Adventurer Alastair Humphreys
Photograph by Alastair Humphreys
Real men toast marshmallows. I think.
Adventure Educators Amy and Dave Freeman
Photograph courtesy Wilderness Classroom
Charlotte the sled dog takes a break in the Boundary Waters.
Adventurer Gregg Treinish
Photograph by Gregg Treinish
Marin Academy freshman Jack collecting diatom samples in Desolation Wilderness above Lake Tahoe, California
Climber/BASE Jumper Dean Potter
Photograph by Maxim de Jong
Walking the dog … Needle Peak, Canadian North Cascades
Ski Filmmaker Nick Waggoner
Photograph courtesy Nick Waggoner
Be warned, you are going to lose your mind when you see Valhalla on the big screen. As much as you can plan and storyboard, filmmaking is a mad science of circumstance. For two years we’ve been living in the bubble of Valhalla, entrenched in our film, enjoying all those unplanned moments that make the film as real as it is surreal, wild, and psychedelic. It’s simple radical.
Hiker Jennifer Pharr Davis
Photograph by Jennifer Pharr Davis
Three days on the trial and this pic pretty much sums it up. Hiking the Appalachian Trail with husband Brew and baby Charlotte.
Big-Wave Surfer Ramon Navarro
Photograph courtesy Ramon Navarro
Surfing Antarctica … with the incredible Patagonia R5 wetsuit and drysuit for the most cold.
Humanitarian Shannon Galpin
Photograph courtesy Shannon Galpin
Just sitting on the side of an Afghan highway and teaching the coach of the Afghan National Women’s Cycling team how to fist bump. Making plans today that will help support his efforts!
Surfer Carissa Moore
Photograph courtesy Carissa Moore
Such an epic Fiji trip! So cool to be able to share such a special place with my dad and sister. I don't want to leave!! Stoked that I get to come back in a few months and compete. Thanks to everyone who made this trip what it was.
Filmmaker Trip Jennings
Photograph courtesy Trip Jennings
Shooting Hood to Coast!
Snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler
Photograph by Gretchen Bleiler
Powder pipe tonight! Powder trip at the X Games!
Stand-Up Paddleboarder Jamie Mitchell
Photograph by Richard Hallman
Glad to feel a little better today and get back on the water. Peahi was beautiful today.