ExWeb’s Links of The Week

Rory Southworth takes a break from an indoor trek to Everest Base Camp. Photo: Instagram

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…

Minus 148: A funny take on the differences between six days in a snow cave during the first winter ascent of Denali in 1967, and lockdown in 2020.

Rockies Annual: Publishing mountain culture during a pandemic. See this plea from the editor of the high-quality Canadian Rockies Annual.

Breaking Quarantine: A pair of climbers were spotted hitting the walls of the Verdon Gorge this week. Back of the ER queue for those guys.

Indoor Everest: An amateur adventurer has hit the headlines with his social media sensation: trekking to Everest Base Camp on his stairs while his girlfriend looks on disapprovingly.

Solitude Special: Rapidly developing into one of the best adventure podcasts, Terra Incognita is back with a series of “solitude specials”. This one features Antarctic adventurer Ben Saunders.

£1000 Adventures: COVID-19 might make some of us scale down our adventures in future. Here are some ideas for grand adventures on a budget.

Just In Time: As travel restrictions swept the world, some folks were able to squeeze in a last-minute mini-adventure. This one: a few days pulking on the well-known Kungsleden trail in Sweden.

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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