Climber-slash-photographer-slash-filmmaker-slash-humanitarian Cory Richards won this year's Rowell Award from the American Alpine Club. The organization honors a great adventure photographer in memory of Galen and Barbara Rowell, who died in a plane crash in 2002, every year. There's a summary attached below from the American Alpine Club on why Richards took home the $15,000 prize. For more on Richards, read our Galleries We Like interview with him, the story on his ascent of Gasherbrum II, and view his Facial Landscapes gallery. For more on Rowell, read this obituary from The Guardian.