Meet the outstanding individuals who made our year in adventure with their remarkable achievements in exploration, conservation, humanitarianism, and adventure sports. Get to know them in photos and in-depth profiles. Then vote every day to determine the 2015 People's Choice Adventurer of the Year.



Adventure can mean many things, whether it’s scaling Himalayan faces or drawing attention to our world’s fragile landscapes. Be bold. Be curious. Be a part of something bigger. Be adventure.

Photos, Interviews, Vote

  • Picture of Wasfia Nazreen

    Meet the Adventurers

    From a world-class ski mountaineer using her passion to better understand the planet to a 67-year-old kayaker proving that grit is more powerful than youth, these adventurers are dedicated to their dreams. Read the interviews.

  • Picture of Kit DesLauriers in the mountains

    Photos: Adventurers in Action

    A rock climber's visionary alpine traverse; a swimmer's plunge into the health of the world's seas; a mountaineer's lightning-fast solo ascent; and more. See photos of the honorees in action.

  • Picture of Ramon Navarro surfing

    Best and Brightest

    See photos and get updates on our previous Adventurers of the Year, from ultrarunner Kilian Jornet to climber Alex Honnold to hiker Jennifer Pharr Davis.