Though the heroic age of exploration has been and gone, the spirit of endeavour and adventure is still very much alive and well. In fact, men and women across the globe continue to push the limits of human endurance in any number of different outdoor pursuits, from big wall climbing to ultra running. In fact, when you take a look back at the last ten years, one thing soon becomes apparent. The greatest adventurers of the last decade have been responsible for some pretty incredible feats.
These modern-day adventurers have gone faster and further than ever before, or achieved new ‘firsts’ in a range of disciplines.
Some of the most notable achievements have meant that long-standing records have been smashed, some of which many people thought could not be bettered. In some cases, most thought they were simply impossible. This includes new fastest known times (FKTs) in some of the world’s toughest races, as well as some fiendishly difficult first ascents in the world of climbing and mountaineering. So here at Outdoors Magic, we thought it was time to salute the ten adventurers who have most inspired us over the last ten years.