The 2011 Overlander of the Year Award.
Opinions aside, It would be fairly easy to decide the best sports player of 2011. The people who decide that sort of thing have more statistics on points scored and completed plays than the government likely has on Botswana. This is the difficulty with saying what quantifies someone to be the best Overlander. We can’t measure that person by the amount of strike-outs they’ve achieved, nor can we ethically measure the person by the media coverage surrounding them. How would you feel if Ewan McGreggor was named the Overlander of the Year, solely by mention of Long Way Down program? It had to be someone who's philanthropical efforts were also considered alongside their expeditionionary achievements. Someone who strived to make a change in our community, and helped to educate and foster the idea that true exploration happens outside of your television set and computer screen.