ExWeb’s Links of The Week

Adventure Travel
Peter Habeler.

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…

In Conversation: One from the Banff archives. Well-known mountain writer Ed Douglas interviews Peter Habeler, who partnered with Reinhold Messner on the first oxygen-less ascent of Everest. A really superb interview.

Alone At Sea: Despite COVID-19, paraplegic ocean rower Angela Madsen is currently a third of the way through a 5,600km row from Los Angeles to Hawaii.

Patagonian Solo: In case you missed it a few years ago, American climber Jim Reynolds pulled off a stunning free solo of Cerro Fitzroy in Patagonia. Not only that, but he downclimbed the whole thing instead of rappelling.

The Last Great Mountain: Mountaineering blogger Mark Horrell reviews Mick Confrey’s The Last Great Mountain, which is a comprehensive history of climbing on Kangchenjunga, including its first ascent in 1955.

The Human Fly: The British Mountaineering council has just published a feature-length interview with recently passed mountaineer Joe Brown. Full of old school stoicism and wit.

Beyond The Margins: Thirty-five years after the infamous rope-cutting incident in Peru, Simon Yates is still climbing and exploring the remote corners of our planet.

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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