The Adventurer of the Year is an award that each year elects a person for outstanding performance in the concept of adventure. The purpose of this award is to clarify the adventure as a phenomenon and highlight the human desire and motivation to implement and achieve their dreams.
The European Adventurer of the Year started in 2009 and the prize consists of the honor and recognition of the achievement. The first award winner, Italian climber, Simone Moro, was honored for his winther decent of Makalu (8463 meters). The 2010 Award winner was the Britsh Adventurer Ed Stafford, for his Amazonas walk. 2011 the Award went to the excelent Austrian climber Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner for compliting all the 14, 8000 peaks without oxygen. In 2012 Felix Baumgartner was awarded for his jump at the speed of sound from the Red Bull Stratos capsule at 39 000 meter. In 2013, the award went to Sarah Marquis for her epic walk from Siberia to Australia.
Read more about the previous winners and adventures here...