ExWeb’s Links of the Week

Adventure Travel
Peter Croft.

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…

Peter Croft: Legendary Canadian climber and mountaineer talks about his climbing roots in Squamish and how he made the leap to the towering cliffs of the Yosemite Valley.

Rebuilt: Craig DeMartino writes about how he survived a 300m ground fall in 2002 and how he mentors others who have suffered life-changing injuries.

In Pursuit: Yukon native Peter Maher chases the migration of the caribou on his home turf, hoping to capture the perfect image of this ancient event.

Whispers: Kayaker Will Copestake reflects on the importance of fear during his solo circumnavigation of Scotland by kayak.

Feeding the Book Rat: Mountain bibliophile David Hume shares a few of his favorite climbing books.

My Wife Made Me Walk to the South Pole: Ex-Legionnaire and businessman Simon Murray became the oldest man to complete the Hercules Inlet route, aged 63, back in 2004.

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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