ExWeb’s Links of the Week

Will Gadd in the belly of the Athabasca Glacier. Photo: Christian Pondella/Red Bull

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

One Say More: Everest season may be over but that hasn’t stopped the ongoing analysis of the overcrowding. Writer and alpinist Mark Jenkins suggests some practical solutions.

Moulin Route: Well-known ice climber extraordinaire Will Gadd explores the murky inner workings of the Greenland Ice Cap.

One Small Step: As we approach 50 years since arguably the greatest expedition of all time, the first moon landing, the New York Times canvases the latest books on this famed event.

Deep Diving: A short video that goes deep with one of the world’s best free divers.

Women to the Pole: A Smithsonian Magazine podcast on the first all-female, full-length North Pole expedition.

An Extraordinary Life: A look back at the life of Knut Haugland, Norwegian resistance fighter and member of the famous Kon-Tiki expedition.

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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