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Summiting the World's 14 Tallest Mountains

In May 2010, Spanish mountaineer Edurne Pasaban completed a nine-year quest to climb the world’s 14 8,000-meter peaks (read more), a feat which made her our People's Choice Adventurer of the Year. Here she recalls each climb in this rare collection of summit photos. See Pasaban accept the award in this video.



  • 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.

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    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.