ExWeb’s Links Of The Week

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…

Fall Line: The late-1970s, Oscar-nominated ski mountaineering film from Lowe Alpine is now freely available online.

Lord of the Abyss: A profile of the man who astounded Europe with his free solo exploits and pure ethics, 100 years before Honnold hit the scene.

Traffic on Cerro: Before COVID-19 swept across the world, there were new routes and even traffic jams on some of Patagonia’s most famous spires.

Marathon Man: Outside get to grips with the middle-aged American aiming to run a marathon a day for just under six years. What fuels such an obsession?

Recovery: An amateur mountaineer recounts his ongoing recovery after a life-changing accident in the Alps.

Historical Badass: In the late 1930s, Buzz Holmstrom built a boat in his mother’s basement and used it to become the first person to solo the Grand Canyon.

The Hills Will Always Be There: Mountaineering royalty Chris Bonington has a short message for us during these uncertain times.

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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