Adventure Wants Us To Pick The Adventurer of the Year!

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National Geographic Adventure is making the process of picking their Adventurer of the Year more democratic this time out, asking us to vote online to help decide this year’s winner. To check out the nominees and to cast your votes, click here.

As you would expect, there are a number of interesting choices to choose from, including explorer Albert Yu-Min Lin, who is searching for the lost tomb of Genghis Kahn in Mongolia’s “Forbidden Zone”. Other nominees include Dean Potter, who loves jumping from high places in a wingsuit, astronaut John Grunsfeld who performed delicate repairs on the Hubble, and Ulra Runner Diane Van Deren, who became the first woman to complete the Yukon Arctic Ultra.

This is just a sampling of some of our choices, and fortunately, we don’t just have one vote to cast. Instead, we get to look at the information, and usually video, on each adventurer, and rate them on a scale of 1 to 10. That way, each of these very deserving individuals gets a fair chance, and we’re not sitting at home scratching our heads as to which one of these individuals is most deserving of our precious single ballot. I personally like the process, and I’ll be interested in seeing who ultimately comes out on top.

So head on over to the online voting booth and start rating the adventurers! And when you’re done there, be sure to check out which Adventurer is going into the Hall of Fame this year, and take a look at this year’s Must-Have Gear. (Yes, I’m drooling over some of the choices here!)

Kraig Becker

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