National Geographic announced People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year running through Jan 31’14

Published on : Thursday, November 21, 2013

adventureNational Geographic has announced the 2014 Adventurers of the Year, whose extraordinary achievements in exploration, adventure sports, conservation or humanitarianism have distinguished them in the past year.

 

Online voting for the People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year is now open and runs through Jan. 31, 2014. Fans can go here to vote every day for their favorite honoree. The adventurer with the most votes at the end of the voting period will be announced in February as the 2014 People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year.

 

This year’s 13 honorees include a long-distance swimmer who was the first to swim from Cuba to Florida without protection from a shark cage; a skier who is re-imagining his sport in urban landscapes; two veterans dedicated to establishing connections between veterans and the outdoors; and a snowboarder committed to helping brain injury survivors.

 

The 13 Adventurers of the Year for 2014 are:

 

 

“This is the ninth year that National Geographic has combed the globe to find people who embody the spirit of adventure in diverse ways. The 2014 Adventurers of the Year are truly inspiring and remind us of the importance to pursue our own passions every day,” said Mary Anne Potts, editor of National Geographic Adventure online.

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