Spirit of Adventure

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  • Female Paddler Of The Year
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Brad Tallent and Austin Graham

Adventurers: Brad Tallent and Austin Graham
What: A 3,000-mile kayak trip from the Gulf of St. Lawrence to the Gulf of Mexico
How: Two friends share a 7-month, 3,000-mile journey across America, from the Gulf of St Lawrence in Quebec to Louisiana’s Gulf of Mexico.

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Janet Moreland
Love Your Big Muddy

Adventurer: Janet Moreland
What: An inspiring source-to-sea on the Missouri and Mississippi rivers
How: Moreland became the first American and first woman to paddle the full length of America’s longest river system. Moreland’s 3,900-mile, 223-day one-shot source to sea kayak expedition embodies the Spirit of Adventure.

More on Love Your Big Muddy: Story

Alexander Martin
Siberia Crossing

Adventurer: Alexander Martin
What: A canoe journey across the Far East
How: On this final leg of his canoe journey around the world, Alexander Martin shares stories of human-powered adventure, inspiring others to step away from the screen and embrace the Spirit of Adventure.

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Adventurers: Nate Klema, Matthew Klema, Ben Luck, Cooper Lambla and Charles King
What:A five-month, self-support sampler of Asia’s best whitewater
How: Five men, four countries, countless rivers, and one trans-continental rescue experience. This journey, born of true love for whitewater kayaking, became an epic exercise of family, friendship and endurance.

More on Siberia to Nepal: Story

Freya Hoffmeister
The Second Continent, Part III

Adventurer: Freya Hoffmeister
What: The third leg of an epic South America circumnavigation
How: For the third year in a row, renowned sea kayaker Freya Hoffmeister returns to South America in her quest to become the first person in history to circumnavigate the continent by kayak.

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Male Paddler of the Year
Female Paddler of the Year
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