Long-Distance Kayaker Paddles 16,700 Miles, Circumnavigating South America

German long-distance kayaker Freya Hoffmeister has a string of record-setting circumnavigations to her name, but none as daunting as the four-year endeavor she completed last May, paddling 16,700 miles to complete the first circumnavigation of South America by kayak.


Freya Hoffmeister is a 2016 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year. 
Click here to read moresee photos, and vote every day for the People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year.