I’m both surprised and proud to have been named as one of the National Geographic Adventurers of the Year.
There are some magnificent names alongside me in the nominations. Sano Babu Sunuwar and Lakpa Tsheri Sherpa have my favourite tale of the year. I really hope that they win the People’s Choice award. Cory Richards and Nick Waggoner have been involved in some enviable films. There are great feats too from Hiker Jennifer Pharr Davis, kayakers Jon Turk, Erik Boomer and mountaineer Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner. And there are some superb athletes in the list, on bike, snow and wave, in addition to those of us in the expedition world.
It’s certainly an honour, but I am especially chuffed that the nomination is in regards to my Year of Microadventure. It’s a pleasing doff towards what I consider the most useful project I’ve ever done as an adventurer.