ExWeb’s Links of The Week

Adventure Travel
Ripping it up in Iceland. Photo: Tom McNally

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…

Pocket Knife to the Rescue: The story of a Canadian man who fought off a predatory grizzly in British Columbia with nothing but a small blade gifted by his father.

At Mercy of the Wind: Polar guide and snowkiter Carl Avery brings two ambitious clients on a 2,300km kiteski across the Greenland ice sheet.

Staying Alive: In the second episode of his new podcast, climber and raconteur Andy Kirkpatrick talks about his experiences of not dying in the mountains.

Rolling the Dice: A group of skiers from England put their limited ski touring experience to the test in Iceland’s remote Hornstrandir Nature Reserve.

Posner Walks: A few years ago, Grammy-nominated artist Mike Posner took time out to walk 4,588km across America. The remarkable story starts with Posner being bitten by a rattlesnake in Colorado.

Moffat Talks: Jerry Moffat may be less known outside of the UK, but there was a time in the 80s where he was arguably the world’s best sport, boulder and trad climber. This old interview covers those halycon days.

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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