People's Choice Adventurer of the Year
2013 Winner: Felix Baumgartner The votes are in, and we're pleased to announce that
Felix Baumgartner is the 2013 People's Choice Adventurer of the Year. The Austrian BASE jumper made history on October 14, 2012, by completing a seven-year quest to become the first person to break the speed of sound without the protection or propulsion of a vehicle when he free fell from 127,852 feet above Earth. He also set three official world records. The 43-year-old has made a career out of pushing the boundaries of human flight with daring skydiving and BASE-jumping feats around the world. See photos of some of his best here, then get to know him in our
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