ExWeb’s Links of the Week

Here at ExWeb, when we’re not in the outdoors, we get our adventure fix by exploring social media and the wider interweb. Sometimes we’re a little too plugged in, and browsing turns from minutes to hours. To help you with your own adventure fix, here’s some of the best links we’ve discovered this week…

Interview with Yvon Chouinard: The legendary Yosemite climbing pioneer and founder of Patagonia proclaims that, “Denying climate change is evil.”

A Canadian Geographic Podcast: Canadian adventurer Adam Shoalts discusses his solo expeditions across the Canadian Arctic.

A Long Haul: Follow Lucy Barnard as she walks 30,000km from Ushuaia, Argentina to Barrow, Alaska. She is more than two years into her trek.

Scott Fischer’s Daughter Returns to Nepal: The daughter of American guide Scott Fischer travelled to Nepal 20 years after the infamous 1996 Everest disaster which claimed her fathers life.

A Fun Tweet: A mischievous tropical bird upstages British natural historian Sir David Attenborough.

Cables on Kili: Reuters report on the controversial plans for a cable car up Africa’s highest mountain.

To the Ocean Floor: An international team makes history by diving to the deepest point on Earth: the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean.

About the Author

Ash Routen

Ash Routen

Ash Routen is an outdoor and adventure writer from the UK specialising in adventurous travel and expeditions, such as mountaineering, polar travel, and ocean crossings. Ash juggles a day job as a public health scientist with this second career in outdoor writing.

His words have featured in national newspapers, national and international outdoor and adventure magazines, and various websites. Bylines include Financial Times, Daily Telegraph, Outside Magazine, Rock and Ice, and Red Bull.

Alongside writing, Ash also spends some time undertaking his own adventures, and completed a 640 km foot crossing of a frozen Lake Baikal in 2018. His next arctic journey is a 700 km trek along the coast of Baffin Island in Canada.

Read more at www.ashrouten.com

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