Tahoe Snowboarder up for National Geographic Award

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) - Jeremy Jones is one of the top snowboarders in the world. He's powered his career to new levels without the use of helicopters or snowmobiles in some of the gnarliest terrain on earth.

And come Jan. 16, the Truckee-based Jones might also become National Geographic's Adventurer of the Year.

For the past eight years, National Geographic has picked a cadre of adventurers to vie for the exclusive title of People's Choice Adventurer of the Year. The company selects contestants based on their achievements in exploration, conservation, humanitarianism and adventure sports.

The Tahoe Daily Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/S5R8Vd ) the 37-year-old Jones joins adventure innovators like supersonic BASE jumper Felix Baumgartner, paraplegic skier Josh Dueck and Austrian climber David Lama this year.

Jones recently finished work on another Teton Gravity Research film.

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