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Two-foot rollers gently lifted the stern of our canoe as we paddled out into the sprawling expanse of Basswood Lake, an iconic lake on the Minnesota-Ontario border in the heart of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Quetico Provincial Park. Together, these two wilderness areas protect over two million acres of interconnected lakes and…

Mountain endurance athlete Kilian Jornet set a new speed record on 20,322-foot Mount McKinley, or Denali, in Alaska, on June 7, 2014. The 26-year-old Catalonian’s ascent and descent took 11 hours and 48 minutes, which was five hours faster than the previous record of 16 hours 46 minutes set by Ed Warren in 2013. Jornet used skis…

Jennifer Pharr Davis holds the speed record on the Appalachian Trail, a feat which made her an Adventurer of the Year. See our featured hikes. Here’s how to be smart, feel safe, and get the most out of your hike. 1. Test drive your backpack and shoes. The two pieces of gear that can make…

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…

Each Thursday in June we’ll be featuring a different film from the MoveShake film series. This week’s film is about Shannon Galpin, founder of Mountain2Mountain and a 2013 Adventurer of the Year. When you meet Shannon Galpin, you’re immediately affected by the glowing energy that fuels her work with her nonprofit, Mountain2Mountain. Mountain2Mountain focuses on improving women’s…

In this video shot in snowy New York City, 2011 People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year Edurne Pasaban talks about what adventure means to her. What does adventure mean to you? Add your answer in the comments area below. In May 2010, 37-year-old Spanish mountaineer Edurne Pasaban finished her nine-year quest to climb the world’s…

Text by Marc Hoffmeister, one of our Readers' Choice Adventurers of the Year. Click here to see the feature article, photos, and video. When we launched the concept of Operation Denali, summiting the mountain was intended to be the culmination of our journey of recovery. Instead, it has opened doors everywhere and reached an audience…

Text by Albert Yu-Min Lin, one of our Readers' Choice Adventurers of the Year. Click here to see the feature article, photos, and video.   For me, it’s about being part of a team that is the Adventurers of the Year. A whole group of people made a huge effort toward this project—people from University of California, San Diego,…

Today we announced the 2009 Adventurers of the Year, selected for their extraordinary achievements in exploration, conservation, action sports, and humanitarian work. Click through to learn about their remarkable achievements with our in-depth profiles, videos, and photo galleries, then cast your vote for the person you think best embodies the spirit of adventure by rating each of the…

Here’s your chance to win a South Africa adventure trip for two sponsored by South African Tourism, South African Airways, and National Geographic ADVENTURE magazine. Just submit a real-life account of one of your best adventures—whether it’s a thrill, challenge, or unexpected adventure moment—in a 250-500 word essay with your best photo. Or, nominate your…