National Geographic Adventure: Ten Top Women Adventurers For International Women’s Day – Who’s Your Favorite? Featuring Gretchen Bleiler & Steph Davis
To celebrate International Women’s Day today, we decided to look back at ten women adventurers recently featured on National Geographic Adventure. Topping our list is Spanish mountaineer Edurne Pasaban (pictured), who won our People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year vote this year. In 2010, she completed a nine-year quest to climb the world’s 14 8,000-meter peaks. This March, she will return to Everest to climb it without supplemental oxygen. If she is successful, she will be the first women to climb the 8,000-meter peaks without supplemental oxygen. Good luck, Edurne!
Mountaineer Edurne Pasaban – The Spaniard climbed the world’s 14 8,000 meter peaks and won our 2011 People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year vote. See the photos and video >>
Circumnavigator Jessica Watson – This Australian solo sailed around the world at just 16 years old, though her wisdom exceeds her age. Read the interview >>
Rower Roz Savage – Savage has solo rowed across the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Now she’s attempting the Indian. Read the interview >>
Skier, Eco-Advocate Alison Gannett – This world champion skier now spends a great deal of her time speaking on behalf of the world’s melting snow. See her favorite ski spots >>
Surfer Anastasia Ashley – It’s not easy to make your way in the male-dominated world of big-wave surfing. Read the interview >>
Freeskier Jenn Berg – This audacious skier has been featured in the last five Warren Miller movies. Enough said. See her favorite ski spots >>
Snowboarder Gretchen Bleiler – First noted as one of our Adventurers of the Year for her love of backcountry snowboarding, the Olympic silver medalist recently went on a South Africa trip with Oakley to fit perscription glasses on people in need. Read more >>
Musher, Snowkiter Sarah McNair-Landry – This up-and-coming arctic explorer is one of the best mushers and snowkiters we have ever known. Her next expedition will take her kite skiing across the Northwest Passage. Read more >>
Climber Steph Davis – Featured in our Ultimate Adventure Bucket List for her groundbreaking climbs in Yosemite, Steph is constantly surprising us with adventures—including this wingsuit flying video >>
Explorers’ Club President Lorie Karnath – Lorie just accepted a second term as the president of the prestigious, male-dominated Explorers’ Club. We will have an interview up with her next week. Until then, read her thoughts on space exploration >>
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