Adventurers of the Year 2005 to 2010

2010 Adventurers of the Year

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Leven Brown, Oarsman

Alex Honnold, ClimberJamie Mitchell, Paddler

Matt Moniz, Kid Climber

Edurne Pasában, Alpinist

David de Rothschild, Voyager

Roz Savage, Rower

Ed Stafford, Explorer

Jessica Watson, Circumnavigator

Martin Wikelski, Scientist


2009 Adventurers of the Year

Readers’ Choice Winners

Albert Yu-Min Lin, Explorer


Maya Gabeira, Surfer

John Grunsfeld, Astronaut

Dean S. Potter, Sky Flier

Louie Psihoyos, Filmmaker

Diane Van Deren, Ultra Runner

Katey Walter Anthony, Scientist


2008 Adventurers of the Year


Gretchen Bleiler, Snowboarding's fresh take

Maroy Correa Estenos and Sam Stime, Going long in the Amazon

Ben Skinner, Five Years in bondage

Pemba Gyalje Sherpa, The savior and the storm on K2 

Francois Bon, In pursuit of pure gravity

Emma Stokes, The new Jane Goodall

Deia Schlosberg and Gregg Treinish, Trekking the forgotten Andes

Ashley Clements, Dynamo in the disaster zone

Kelly Slater, One surfer to rule them all


2007 Adventurers of the Year

Andrew Skurka



2006 Adventurers of the Year

Colin Angus Julie Wafaei: The New Magellans


Dan Mazur, Hero on Everest

Anousheh Ansari, Citizen Spacewalker

Eh Kalu Shwe OO, People's Provider

Ben Stookesberry and  Jesse Coombs, Rulers of Class V

Stephanie Sinclair, Frontline Photographer

Bruce Beehler, Modern-Day Darwin

Greg Stone, Ocean Defender

Olav Heyerdahl, Heir to Kon-Tiki

Jamilah Star, Soul Surfer


2005 Adventurers of the Year

Ed Viesturs


Matty McNair, Toppling the North Pole's most precious record

Juré Robic, Coast-to-coast on 12 hours' sleep

Ellen MacArthur, Around the world in 71 days

Josune Bereziartu, Climbing where no woman has gone before

Greg Hill , A million vertical feet (304,800 meters) in a year

John AckermanOpening caves at any cost

Michael Reardon, Tackling the toughest routes—without a rope

Daniel DeLaVergne, John Grace, Tommy Hilleke, and Tobin MacDermott, Paddling the impossible—in a day

Andreya Wharry, Going the distance on wind alone

Kristijan Curavic, Looking for the true North Pole

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