Adventure Of The Year : Sano Babu and Lakpa

Sano Babu Sunuwar and Lakpa Tsheri Sherpa’s three-month long adventure titled The Ultimate Descent won the National Geographic’s ‘People’s Choice Adventurers of the Year’ today, over 72,000 votes was cast worldwide by supporters choosing their adventurer. The Ultimate Descent was one of 12 adventures shortlisted in the category for the ‘Adventurers of the Year’. 

If you were wondering what exactly Sano Babu and Lakpa did in ‘The Ultimate Descent’ then check out the images below.

  • Ascent of Everest, highest mountain in the world (a first for kayaker Babu, but the fourth for mountain guide Lakpa)
  • 8,865 meter free-flight paraglide descent from the summit (which set a world for free flight)
  • 850km kayak trip from Nepal to India on the Ganges river to the Bay of Bengal.

Intense right? Babu shares ‘taking off from the highest point of the world’ as his favourite part of the adventure. 

May 21, 2011

So amazinng! Anyone here reads the National Geographic magazine? I love it!

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  1. I do. I have a subscription to National geographic magazine. I love the outstanding pictures and amazing stories. 🙂

    And real adventurers they are…. Congratulations!! well said by Sano Babu Sunuwar “Without adventure you are not feeling real life.”
    Ohhh I need some thrill in my blood now! 😉

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