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JON COLLINS CLINCHES 'ADVENTURE JUNKY OF THE YEAR 2016'

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Sydney-based scientist and photographer Jon Collins was today named the ‘2016 Adventure Junky of the Year’ after a tight race with Ecuadorian adventurer Isabel Robinson.  John beat close to 10,000 competitors for the cash grand prize, completing over 50 adventures in destinations as diverse as Ethiopia, Nepal, Mongolia and West Papua. 

Adventure Junky Co-founder Fuchsia Claire Sims summed up Jon's tremendous achievement. “We’ve gave our community a simple brief - share with us your best adventures and become co-creators of the app - but only those that are ‘high’ on experience, and ‘low’ on impact will make the cut.  Jon Collins, our 2016 winner, excelled in this regard. He represents a new tribe of traveller, actively seeking out experiences that respect people and place, that are both authentic and adventurous.”

Below is just a small sample of Jon's adventures. To see them all jump on the Adventure Junky App and head for the Leaderboard for Jon's full profile.

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2016 ADVENTURE OF THE YEAR - The trans ecuadorian mountain bike route (TEMBR)

The ‘2016 Adventure of the Year’ went to Belgian long distance cyclist Peter Vansumere and the punishing 1,250 km Trans Ecuadorian Mountain Bike Route (TEMBR) that runs the length of the country’s volcanic corridor. Not only did Peter finish the lonely, rutted, white-knuckle ride, he did so in record time to ensure he met the December 31 deadline for the 2016 competition. Bonus points were in order.

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THE BEST OF 2016

2016 goes down as the year the Adventure Junky App became the playing-field for adventure travellers of every genre to share their latest and find their next adventure. In the closing weeks of 2016 alone, thousands of adventures were submitted by our community. Here's a selection of the year's finest.

  • Surfing the North Sea, Lofoten, Norway
  • Street art safari, Melbourne, Australia
  • Kayaking the length of Lake Malawi, Tanzania
  • Snorkelling between tectonic plates, Iceland
  • Rappelling down Angel Falls, Venezuela
  • The Trans Ecuadorian Mountain Bike Route
  • Hiking the cloud forests of Costa Rica
  • Photographing star-trails in US Ghost towns
  • Sami Reindeer gatherings in Lapland, Finland
  • Skydiving out of a C17 Globemaster
  • Trekking with Berbers across Morocco
  • Following the Butterfly trails, Mexico
  • Homestay with Kazakh eagle-hunters, Mongolia
  • Orphanage volunteering in Vietnam

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