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Over the past decade we have celebrated the inspiring feats of more than a hundred Adventurers of the Year. It’s no surprise that each of these people has continued to innovate and push the boundaries what adventure means in our lives. Get to know the 10th anniversary Adventurers of the Year, then vote every day…

We take our selection of the Adventurers of the Year very seriously. We want to find just the right mix of people who are pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in the world of adventure, whether that’s through feats of elite outdoor athleticism and exploration or giving back to the community in authentic ways. We…

Text by Mike Benoist; Photograph courtesy of Eddie Bauer / Jake Norton On March 25, Ed Viesturs, America’s preeminent high altitude mountaineer, will officially un-retire. The man who once told ADVENTURE “I have no desire to climb above 8,000 meters again,” will return to Everest for the eleventh time on a team sponsored by Eddie…

The climbing world has been buzzing with controversy ever since video footage was released on YouTube showing a team of rescuers apparently standing idle while mountain guide Federico Campanini died on 22,841-foot Aconcagua. The video, which was leaked by unknown sources first to Campanini's parents and then onto the Internet, has provoked a federal investigation…

Text by Tetsuhiko Endo Prosecutors in Buenos Aires, Argentina, are investigating the failed rescue attempt of 31-yea-old climber Federico Campanini on 22,841-foot Aconcagua after a video surfaced of his would-be rescuers apparently standing around doing very little while Campanini lay close to death. The video, which has aired repeatedly on Argentine national television and has nearly 300,000…

“It’s the best kind of drug,” says Francois Bon, who won the Adrenaline Award in the 2008 Adventurers of the Year Awards. The sport is called speed riding (or speed flying), and it involves jumping off a mountaintops with just a parachute and a pair of skis. And when that mountaintop is the Eiger or…