Australian outdoor adventure magazines Outer Edge and Wild has announced the winners of their annual Adventure Awards for achievement in the calendar year of 2009, with a host of worthy recipients getting recognition.
Some of the winners include mountaineer Andrew Lock, who earned the Solo Adventurer of the Year award. Lock became the first Australian to climb all 14 of the 8000 meter peaks after he topped out on Shishapangma back in September. Simon Carter took the Best Adventure Photograph of the Year with these stunning shots from the Blue Mountains. Jon Muir was inducted into the Adventure Hall of Fame for his illustrious career that includes visits to the Poles, a summit of Everest, and much much more. Other categories included Best Adventure Film, which went to Beau Miles for a movie based on his attempt to paddle around the Horn of Africa, and Adventure Destination of the Year, which went to the very deserving Yukon Territory of Canada. For a complete list of winners click here.
On a related note, I wanted to mention that I’ll be collaborating with the good folks over at Outer Edge in the weeks ahead. It is a great magazine that covers a lot of the same topics that I do, including everything from mountaineering, backpacking, adventure racing, and more. I’m sure this collaboration will result in some great adventure stories from Down Under, a country that practically thrives on adventure, and I hope to make a good contribution in return. Happy to be a part of the team guys! 🙂
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