Bold and worthy (14 pics + text)

Heroes of our time.

Ed Stafford

Achievement: He worked his way along the Amazon River from its source to its confluence with the ocean for 859 days.

While all the great expeditions have already taken place, the British explorer Ed Stafford undertook another. April 2, 2008, he began a journey along the Amazon River from its source to its confluence with the ocean. The distance he walked and it was 6437 km. Over the way a researcher faced with hostile local zhitelemi, drug smugglers, disease, otsutviem food and a variety of dangerous animals and insects. He also found and companion, Jo Rivera, who joined him already on the way, and went with him most of the way. August 9, 2010, after 859 days, the journey finally ended when Stafford and Rivera have plunged into the Atlantic Ocean, ending one of the most dangerous journeys of our days.

Matt and Mike Moniz

Achievement: Team climbers consisting of a father and son won the 50 highest points in 50 states in record time.

12-year-old climber Mett Moniz and his father Mike had planned for this summer one goal - to win the highest points in all 50 states in 50 days. The report went when they climbed on Denali (6193-meters) - the highest peak in Alaska and part-time in all of North America. In the coming days, they conquered the point from the 4421-meter Mount Whitney in California to the least complex Britton Hill in Florida height of only 105 meters above sea level. July 16 after 43 days after launch, the climbing team of father and son reached the summit of Mauna Kea (4205 m) in Hawaii, setting a new record in the speed climbing.

David de Rothschild

Achievement: Passed from San Francisco to Sydney on a yacht made of 12,000 recycled plastic bottles.

Sailed the Pacific may seem very strange expedition for a man who has earned his reputation conquer North and South poles, and besides, still suffering from seasickness. But the eco-traveler David de Rothschild will go to great lengths to convey their message of environmental responsibility. That's why he and his team set sail from San Francisco to Sydney on the ship made entirely of plastic butylokbyvshih used. Calling Plastiki boat in honor of the legendary Kon-Tiki Heyerdahl Turan, de Rothschild has used solar panels, wind generators and other renewable energy sources, which made one of the most eco-friendly sailing yachts in shipbuilding. Their 19,312 km path includes a stop and in the most contaminated areas of the ocean, such as the Great Eastern Pacific Garbage Patch.

Mark Beaumont

Achievement: ride a bike to the Americas and conquered the highest peaks of the two continents.

In February 2010, a cyclist Mark Beaumont shotlandsy completed an epic bike tour that began in Anchorage, Alaska, and ends after 13,000 km in Ushuaia in Argentina on the edge of South America. Along the way, he took the time to get off the bike and conquer Denali (6962 m) - the highest point in North America. Later, he climbed the Aconcagua (6962 m) Aconcagua - the highest peak in South America. Despite the fact that it was deystvilno long and difficult journey, in a career Beaumont it takes only a second line: in 2007 he clocked up 194 days of cycling 29,446 miles traveled almost all around the world.

Oh Eun-Sun

Achievement: Became the first woman to climb all 14 eight-thousanders.

In climbing coterie climbing the 8000-meter peaks such as Everest or K2 is a great achievement, but the conquest of all 14 of the highest peaks of the world afford only the best of the best. Until 2010, this achievement was in the account exclusively for men. All that changed on April 21 201o, when Oh Yeon Sung - climber from South Korea reached the top Annapurn (8091 m), located in Nepal and add your name to the elite.


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