On Friday, National Geographic named climber and filmmaker Cory Richards their 2012 Adventurer of the Year in the climbing category. Richards became the first American to complete a winter ascent of an 8,000-meter peak when he climbed Gasherbrum II last February. The accolade capped a banner week for Richards, whose film Cold swept the Banff Mountain Film Festival on November 6th, winning awards for excellence in Audio Post Production, Best Climbing Film, and the festival's Grand Prize.
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