21st Century Adventurer Award
With this award we celebrate the most inspiring adventurers of our time.
Choose your favourite nominee
DEFENDER and EOFT proudly present last year's winner
Endurance athlete & cycling adventurer
From manager to adventurer: a few years ago, Jonas swapped his office chair for a bicycle saddle and crossed Europe and South America, among other places, on his bike. Most recently, he set a new world record in the disciplines of swimming, cycling and running. In his triathlon around the world, he covered the distance of 120 Ironman.
21st Century Adventurer winner
2023, 2021 & 2019
About the award
With this award, we celebrate the most inspiring adventurers of our time, and you help decide which nominee wins!
In the saddle of a touring bike, clicked into backcountry skis, or sending a line up a rock face—the nominees of this year's award find their own way into adventure. They confront physical and mental challenges and experience unforgettable moments. Whether setting new records on a bike, on foot, or in the water, these adventurers of the 21st century are characterized by their curiosity, their courage, and their gift for sharing their unique journeys with us. These touching stories inspire us to seek and find our own adventures!
The 21st Century Adventurer Award comes with a prize of 20,000 euros, which can be used to fund the next expedition.