Outside Magazine Names 2018 People of the Year

alex honnold outsiders hAs we near the end of 2018 we’re likely to see a number of articles, videos, and lists reflecting on the year that has passed. Some of these will be fun and interesting, others a bit more predictable and safe. Either way, it’s always nice to be reminded of all the good things (and bad!) that have gone down over the past 12 months. As I come across some of the more interesting stories of this nature, I’ll be sure to share them here. Take for example the latest from Outside magazine, which lists the people of the year for 2018.

Outside has broken this list down into a number of categories, including the top outdoor entrepreneurs, most accomplished athletes, and the boldest activists. Some of the individuals who make the cut include Alex Honnold, Tommy Caldwell, and Andrezj Bargiel. Other names that may not be quite so familiar include BioLite cofounder John Cedar, Tyler Haney from Outdoor Voices, and Mona Caron, an artist with an impressive vision.

I’m a fan of Outside‘s approach here. Rather than trying to name a single person of the year, or focusing solely on high profile adventurers, they’ve got a great mix of both famous outdoorsmen and women, as well as some lesser known individuals that we should have on our radar. The profiles are short, but informative, with some great insights and information on why these people belong on a “people of the year” list.

So? Did Outside miss anyone? Who would you have liked to have seen on this list? To find out who made the cut, read the article here.

Kraig Becker