These Adventure Records Were Set or Broken in 2018

Bragging rights were in flux during the past 12 months.

How many adventure records did you set this year? If you think taking a long hike or climbing the rock wall at the local mall is an arduous trek, be ready to be put to shame. Several men and women have pushed the limits (both physically and geographically) of their own personal adventuring and proven that humans really are an exceptional species.

Take Pete Kostelnick for example. He ran 5,300 miles in 98 days from Alaska to Florida. “It just sounded like that next big challenge for me,” Kostelnick told Men’s Journal. “I’ve always wanted to be a pioneer.” In 2016 Kostelnick ran from San Francisco to New York.

Ross Edgeley ate over 500 bananas throughout the five months he was swimming around Great Britain. Edgeley spent six to 12 hours per day swimming to set the record.

On July 22, Andrzej Bargiel reached the summit of K2, the second tallest mountain in the world, and began skiing for seven hours. The polish skier became the first person to ski K2, a more than 28,000 foot decent. Bargiel reached the summit without supplemental oxygen which is a magnificent achievement in and of itself.

“I’m very happy it turned out well,” he told CNN. “I’m glad I don’t have to come back.”

The InsideHook Newsletter.

News, advice and insights for the most interesting person in the room.