There are several modern adventurers who have made their mark in several activities such as trekking, cycling, snorkeling and others. Given below are the top 10 modern adventurers.
1. Sir Ranulph Fiennes
Sir Ranulph Fiennes and his 2 friends became well known for their expedition around the world using only surface transport. The expedition called the Transglobe Expedition could be completed in 3 years. Fiennes was named the greatest living adventurer in the year 1984 by the Guinness Records. Fiennes finished 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days in 2003.
2. Mike Horn
Horn, a South African modern adventurer started out on his expedition without the use of motor vehicles in 1999. Horn crossed South America on foot and traversed Africa by bike. He has also climbed 2 peaks of 8000 meters and reached the North Pole on foot. The Pangaea Expedition is a 4 year expedition led by him currently to foster the conservation of natural resources and protection o environment.
3. Bertrand Piccard
Piccard is a great adventurer and a scientist. He and his friend became famous for their balloon ride all over the world in 1999. This ride later came to be known as the “the last great adventure of the 20th century.” He is thinking of going around the world in 2011 in his own solar powered light weight plane whose development is under process.
4. Ed Viesturs
Ed Viesturs is a cautious climber and a high-altitude mountaineer who was almost successful in climbing the climb Mount Everest, falling short just by 300 feet. He was adjudged the first American to have climbed all fourteen of the world’s 8000 meter peaks in 2005.
5. John Goddard
He is a great adventurer who is known for various pursuits such as riding an ostrich, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and starring in a Tarzan film. He also has to his credit many world records as a civilian jet pilot. This modern adventurer has also retraced the steps of Alexander the Great and Marco Polo and has explored the Congo and Nile river beds.