GreatOutdoors.com editor Peter Potterfield takes his job writing about backcountry adventure to heart. The author of a dozen books on outdoor adventure, including Banff Book Festival winner High Himalaya and Classic Hikes of the World, he tries each year to visit some of the classic adventure locations around the planet while seeking out new ones.
"The world of adventure is dynamic," he said, "and those of us passionate about it are always seeking new opportunities. People get addicted to outdoor adventures because it keeps them healthy physically and spiritually. Hikers and climbers and paddlers will spare no expense to do the old favorites, the classics, or find something entirely new and different. Covering that world makes for interesting work."