“Without adventure you are not feeling real life.”
– Sano Babu Sunuwar
The votes—nearly 72,000 of them—are in, and we are honored to announce that Sano Babu Sunuwar and Lakpa Tsheri Sherpa are the 2012 People’s Choice Adventurers of the Year. Their Ultimate Descent expedition to climb Everest, paraglide down, and paddle to the sea truly embodies the spirit of adventure. With borrowed gear and a bare-bones budget, there were no corporate sponsors nor social media campaigns, just the essentials for adventure—vision, creativity, and friendship. See expedition photos, then read their story and watch the video.