In early November, National Geographic announced their selections for the 2012 Adventurer of the Year, bestowing that honor on ten outdoor athletes and explorers who pushed boundaries in the past year. At the same time, they also opened voting to the general public, allowing us to weigh in on who should win the People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year. Now, the time is running short to cast your votes, with the deadline coming next week on January 16.
There are a number of worthy candidates to choose from when selecting who should win this honor. Some of the options include BASE jumper Felix Baumgartner, who jumped from the edge of space a few months back, and kayaker Steve Fisher, who ran some of the toughest rapids in the world on the Congo River. They’re joined on the list by explorer Mike Libecki, who traveled the globe in pursuit of his adventures, and ultrarunner Lizzy Hawker, who won the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc an impressive fifth straight time.
To cast your vote for your favorite adventurer, click here. You can vote once day, every day until the competition ends next Wednesday.
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