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Awards, Recognition & Media

From Reporting to Enabling Adventures

The Outdoor Journal nurtured an incipient adventure travel and outdoor movement in the developing world. The Outdoor Voyage travel platform was the logical next step towards the goal of conservation through equitable development

Building Editorial Authority and Global Partnerships for Over a Decade

The Outdoor Journal launched in India in 2013 as the first and only authoritative source of information for the outdoors and adventure sports in South Asia, home of the Himalayas. Our editorial work has been linked, cited and covered by global press from The New York Times to The Washington Post. We've been cited by NASA (for our coverage of a landslide in the Himalayas that blocked a popular winter trekking route) to the Times of India for being the first and often only source of information in the adventure and outdoor sports world.

During the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, India's winter athletes were able to compete under their flag despite a ban, partly thanks to The Outdoor Journal's globally cited editorial coverage of the issue. In 2015, our coverage of multiple incidents on Everest including a massive earthquake that year that created incredible adversities for the local population, was widely picked up by mainstream media around the world.

We've partnered with the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc, the SUP World Championships and others; we created all the adventure content for Red Bull's first three years of launching in India. We produced the first-ever Ultra Trail event in South Asia; co-produced a documentary with National Geographic, produced the first-ever all-India edition of the Banff Film Festival in partnership with the Himalayan Club, and independently produced Youtube documentaries like the the All-India Kayak Expedition (sponsored by Ford) which saw multiple first descents on rivers across India, and coverage by media across the world including Outside TV, Kayak Session and the BBC. We've been called the go-to resource for “brown people adventuring“ - it would be safe to say that without The Outdoor Journal, a generation of South Asians may never have been exposed to adventure and the outdoors.

In 2016, we finally acquired the domain name; relocated our parent company, and began to build The Outdoor Voyage platform as the solution to the ultimate problem in the adventure industry.

Garnering Travel Industry Wins Since 2018

From 2017 to 2019 our efforts began to be recognized by the industry, starting with a win at's first-ever Booster Labs event for early-stage, sustainable travel startups; and continuing with our founder Apoorva Prasad being recognized by the Adventure Travel & Trade Association's annual World Summit event as a “Young Leader Driving Disruption“.

A short and incomplete list of awards and accolades over the years include:

-Students' Choice Awards, NDIM, for The Outdoor Journal;'s Booster Labs 2nd place win, Barcelona, 2017/18, for Outdoor Voyage;

-'Young Leader Driving Disruption', ATTA's Adventure Travel World Summit, Tuscany, 2018, for Outdoor Voyage;

-PATA Speaker on Sustainability in Adventure Travel, for The Outdoor Journal & Voyage;

-Red Bull Judge, Illume Photography Contest, 2016-2021, for The Outdoor Journal.