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Last November we introduced you to the 2009 Adventurers of the Year, recognized for their extraordinary achievements in exploration, conservation, actions sports, and humanitarian work. Their accomplishments ranged from the longest BASE jump ever to educating 10,000 women and girls in war-torn Afghanistan to rocketing 350 miles above the Earth to save a telescope. Then,…

A new round of DNA tests has called into question if a skeleton found in the Utah wilderness was actually that of explorer-artist Everett Ruess (read the AP story here). ADVENTURE has been following this story since publishing a feature article by Contributing Editor David Roberts in our April/May 2009 issue. We are not aware…

Last summer, Arctic adventurer Pen Hadow led the Caitlin Ice Survey on a scientific expedition to the North Pole. Their objective was to take ice core samples to measure the average thickness of the ice and add valuable data to the discourse surrounding global warming. Avid ADVENTURE readers will recall that things got a bit…

Photographs: Everett Ruess, in a previously unpublished 1933 portait by Dorothea Lange. Utah’s Comb Ridge; Denny Bellson and Daisy Johnson; archaeologist Ron Maldonado by Dawn Kish (3). At 1 p.m. EST today, during a press conference with reporters from Newsweek, the New York Times, the L.A. Times, and others, ADVENTURE announced some thrilling news. After…