We asked you: What’s your adventure story? And you delivered. We heard great adventure stories—surfing in the Maldives, rhino tracking in South Africa. So much adventure inspiration!

And it was hard to pick one adventure over another, but we persevered. Our grand-prize winner, Kaitlyn Barrett, will receive a $1,500 Eddie Bauer gift card and a $500 Alaska Airlines gift card for her Highlight, Walking Backwards off a Waterfall, image above. (She’s also a local expert and wrote the AFAR Guide to Chicago.) And our first-prize winners—Jonathan Pozniak, Lentine Zahler, and Andrea Rip—will receive a $500 Eddie Bauer gift card.

Flight of Fancy, by Jonathan Pozniak

The Best Ride Is Where the Pavement Ends, by Lentine Zahler

Boarding Down Central America’s Youngest Volcano, by Andrea Rip

Congratulations to our winners, and thank you for sharing all your amazing adventures with us!


Eddie Bauer is a storied outdoor, active brand based in the Pacific Northwest with nine decades of adventure deeply rooted in our DNA. From mountaineering, skiing and kayaking to fishing, hunting and adventure travel, we exist to inspire your own personal epics to the farthest corners of the globe.