Reader Smackdown: The 10 Greatest Adventurers

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You voted on the 10 Greatest Adventurers Since 1900. We're impressed with your picks—but we'll stick with our list. Check immediately below for the top 10. If you want to see the full results, a list by percentage is embedded at the bottom of this page.

Reader Picks: The 10 Greatest Adventurers Since 1900

10. Alex Lowe

9. Laird Hamilton

8. Yvon Chouinard

7. Amelia Earhart

6. Thor Heyerdahl

5. Roald Amundsen

4. Reinhold Messner

3. Ernest Shackleton

2. Ed Hillary

1. Jacques Cousteau

In the April issue of Outside, we listed the ten greatest adventurers since 1900. They had to be game changers. Read the article, or look at the summary of our picks below. Then vote in our poll or leave a message in the comments section below. Who are your picks? We'll release the full reader results here on April 15. THANKS FOR VOTING! This poll is closed.

Our Picks

10. Loic Jean-Albert

9. Robyn Davidson

8. Greg Noll

7. Doug Ammons

6. Yvon Chouinard

5. Lynn Hill

4. Thor Heyerdahl

3. Beryl Markham

2. Reinhold Messner

1. Roald Amundsen

Your Picks By Percentage

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