ExWeb’s Links of the Week

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Partners again, Mick Fowler and Vic Saunders. Photo: Mick Fowler

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 are some of the best links we’ve discovered this week…

Colostomy Climber: Legendary greater ranges stalwart Mick Fowler is back in the Himalaya, this time trying an unclimbed 6,000m peak while using a colostomy bag — a recent legacy from surviving cancer.

An Outward Journey Inward: Between 2011 and 2015, Sarah Outen biked, kayaked and rowed over 30,000km. This is the trailer for Home, the story of Outen’s journey both around the world and in learning to accept herself.

Rainier Epic: Not quite Touching the Void, but a catchy story of climbers who spent a week stranded in bad weather on Mount Rainier.

From Prison to Peak: Well, not as an inmate, but still an interesting path. British climber Nick Bullock holds court on everything from his former life as a prison guard to his future in climbing and as an author.

Afghan Pioneer: Mountaineering is not something you associate with Afghanistan, least of all with an Afghan woman. This piece explores the life of Hanifa Yousouf, the first Afghan woman to climb her country’s highest peak (Noshaq, 7,492m).

Walking the Americas: Australian Lucy Barnard is just under a third of the way into a 30,000km walk from the southernmost point of South America to the northern tip of Alaska.

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 various websites. Bylines include Financial Times, Daily Telegraph, Outside Magazine, Rock and Ice, and Red Bull.

Read more at www.ashrouten.com

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Not an Everest Climber
Not an Everest Climber

Hey ExWeb editors! Would have been nice to get an article out about the recent death of one of the leading quantum computing visionaries, Peter Wittek on Trisul in the Indian Himalayas (which happened to be the first peak over 7000m to be climbed)

Jerry Kobalenko

Thanks for the tip; story done.


Ash, Angela, and Jerry can we get an update on Ousland and Horn? How are they doing?