National Geographic’s 2018 Adventurers of the Year

This year, we're honoring trailblazers in the adventure community. These adventurers embody the spirit of bold innovation and are taking leaps forward in their field. They're pushing boundaries, smashing stereotypes, and overcoming obstacles. Each one is helping lead the world in a new, important, and thrilling direction. To find our Adventurers of the Year, we asked photographers, writers, filmmakers, and athletes to tell us who is inspiring them to reach further, go higher, and dream bigger. Out of that group, a panel of National Geographic Adventure staff voted to narrow it down to these eight honorees. Here are National Geographic's 2018 Adventurers of the Year.
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