Salomon athlete Kilian Jornet has officially been named The People's Choice Adventurer of the Year according to National Geographic Adventure for 2014. At the end of 2013, National Geographic Adventure named ten Adventures of the Year based on "extraordinary achievement in exploration, conservation, humanitarianism and adventure sports." Within the last few months the website has featured photos, interviews and videos of all ten nominees and in January they held a live web chat on Google Hangout where fans were able to interact with six of the nominees. During the last part of 2013 and through January 2014 National Geographic asked its readers to promote their choice for Adventurer of the Year and cast a vote (daily) to name one of the ten nominees as The People's Choice Adventurer of the Year. At the end of voting, Kilian turned up with the most votes.
Among the nominees for 2014 were:
Adventure Educators - Dave and Amy Freeman Alpinists - Raphael Slawinski and Ian Welsted Big-Wave Surfer - Greg Long Climber - Adam Ondra Community Builders - Stacy Bare and Nick Watson Explorer - Sarah Marquis Long-Distance Swimmer - Diana Nyad Skier - JP Auclair Snowboarder - Kevin Pearce And, of course, our very own Sky Runner - Kilian Jornet
We would like to congratulate Kilian for his many accomplishments throughout the years. We are happy to be a part of his journey and we are excited to see what he does from here.