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.

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About the Author

Ash Routen

Ash Routen

Ash is an outdoor and adventure writer from the UK. He juggles a day job as a public health scientist with a second career in outdoor writing.

His words have featured in national newspapers, international magazines, and on various websites. Major bylines include Financial Times, Daily Telegraph, Porsche, Outside Magazine, Rock and Ice, and Red Bull.

He holds two degrees in Exercise and Health Sciences, and a PhD in Public Health.

His areas of expertise are polar expeditions, mountaineering, hiking, and adventure travel. In his spare time Ash enjoys going on small independent sledding expeditions, outdoor photography, and reading adventure literature.

Read more at www.ashrouten.com or follow Ash via @ashrouten on Twitter and Instagram.

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