What’s it like to be nominated for National Geographic’s Adventurer of the Year? How do you build a life and career out of your passion?
On May 28 at 7 p.m. mst Business of Fun is hosting a hangout with some of our 2013 Adventurers of the Year—Jeremy Jones, Shannon Galpin, Steve Fisher, and Josh Dueck to find out how they turned their passions into careers.
Festivities are at Battery621 in Denver and streaming live online right here!
The event is FREE. Davenport, Galpin, and Fisher will be joining us in person and Jones and Dueck will be joining us via a live online Google+ Hangout feed.
Participate and ask questions at #BOFAdventure
Jeremy Jones: Snowboarder magazine voted Jones Best Big Mountain Snowboarder of the Year nine times. In 2012, for his latest film project, Further, the 37-year old navigated winds capable of knocking a rider from his feet, lived for days on end in subzero temperatures, and negotiated some of the most challenging avalanche terrain on the planet.
Shannon Galpin: In 2006, Galpin founded Mountain2Mountain, a nonprofit dedicated to creating education and possibilities for women in conflict regions. In October 2012, the 38-year-old braved some of the most violent periods in Afghanistan and created a street art exhibition called “Streets of Afghanistan,” a collection of photos and portraits of everyday Afghanistan to bring attention to women’s rights in this war-torn nation.
Josh Dueck: In February 2012 from atop a massive jump at Powder Mountain Catskiing outside of Whistler, British Columbia, Dueck became the first paraplegic skier to land a backflip. He repeated the feat six more times that day.
Chris Davenport: Two-time World Champion skier Chris Davenport is widely regarded as one of the premier big mountain skiers in the world today. Among his many ski mountaineering achievements, in 2007 Chris became the first person to ski all 54 of Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks in less than one year. He has numerous first descents of peaks around the globe under his belt, and recently guided and skied on Mt. Everest. Chris has recently kicked of a 13ers skiing project on the Centennial Peaks- the 100 highest mtns in Colorado. Follow this project on www.centennialskiers.com