Each year National Geographic, the organization made famous by it’s yellow-bordered magazine covers, names an people’s choice Adventurer of the Year. Last year it was Spanish mountaineer Edurne Pasaban. This year NatGeo has nominated backcountry master Jeremy Jones.
National Geographic recognizes outstanding individuals who embody a unique spirit of adventure, and their remarkable achievements in exploration, conservation, humanitarianism, and adventure sports. A snowboard legend, Jones has been nominated for his evolving approach to riding big mountains through the use of splitboards in film projects produced by Teton Gravity Research (Deeper and recently-released Further), and his work to fight climate change through his nonprofit, Protect Our Winters (POW).
This is where you come in. People choice means we can all vote for Jeremy once a day from now until January 16, 2013. That means you can personally be responsible for 77 votes. If 2,000 people vote for Jeremy everyday between now and then he will win. Here’s the link. Start voting.
[Link: National Geographic]