"Heroic, majestic, or impressively great." Those adjectives define the word "epic," and we at GearJunkie have chosen that term as the namesake for a new industry and outdoor-world prize that will highlight adventurers, athletes, gear designers, activists, and artists who affect notable change and do good in the outdoors world. For 2012, we plan to award six EPIC prizes. Candidates for the Epic Award will be submitted and judged by the editors and staff of GearJunkie, readers, and our friends and partners in the outdoors world. Nominate your "epic" candidate today!

Winner One


Jason Kruk - Alpinist
Ascent of "Compressor Route"

Winner Two


Hayden Kennedy - Alpinist
Ascent of "Compressor Route"

Winner Three


Chris Skogen - Race Director
Founder of Almanzo 100

Winner Four


Doug Masiuk
A run-across-the-USA mission called 1Run

Winner Five


Delvin McMillian
Founder of Ride 2 Recovery

Winner Six


Alec Drummond & Jonathan Cedar
Inventors of the BioLite stove