ExWeb’s Links of The Week

Tsewang Paljor, known to most Everest climbers as Green Boots. Photo: Rachel Nuwer

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…

Green Boots: The story of Tsewang Paljor, aka Green Boots, the most famous of Everest’s many victims, whose body has laid exposed on the Northeast Ridge of Everest for nearly 25 years.

Did Irvine and Mallory Climb Everest? A 12-year old British schoolboy has made a neat film exploring the mystery of whether Sandy Irvine and George Mallory summited Everest. Featuring Leo Houlding, Dave Hahn and other well-known mountain folk.

Rock and Ice Fiasco: Duane Raleigh, the publisher and editor of American climbing magazine Rock and Ice has resigned after pushback from a recent op-ed he commissioned called, “It’s Time to Change Offensive Route Names”.

Sneaky Thru-Hikers: Amid COVID-19, two renegade hikers completed the Appalachian Trail in June, after months of trespassing and hiding from rangers.

Reasonable Doubt: A look back to a classic 1994 Climbing Magazine article where Greg Child explores Slovenian Tomo Cesen’s controversial claim to have soloed Lhotse’s South Face in 1990.

Everest is Over: An Atlantic journalist argues that with its crowds, trash and selfies on the summit, Everest has lost its cultural power. Isn’t she a few decades late to the party on that one?

About the Author

Ash Routen

Ash Routen

Ash is a postdoctoral scientist, globally published outdoor writer and arctic traveller. Ash's next expedition is a 700km trek along the coast of Baffin Island in spring 2021.

Read more at www.ashrouten.com

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