Allow us to introduce the outstanding individuals who made our year in adventure with their remarkable achievements in exploration, conservation, and adventure sports. Click on a candidate's name or picture to access in-depth profiles. Then cast your vote for the person you think best embodies the spirit of adventure.
Vote every day for your favorite adventurer until January 15, 2011. The People's Choice Adventurer of the Year will be announced in February 2011.
See Spanish mountaineer Edurne Pasaban accept the 2011 People's Choice Adventurer of the Year Award.
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.
Allow us to introduce ten incredible individuals who made our year in adventure. View photos from their expeditions.
These 35 outdoor gear and tech items are so extraordinarily designed, creative, or innovative, they can only be called one thing: the best.