ExWeb’s Links of The Week

Adventure Travel
Rune Gjeldnes.

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…

Dreamcatcher: An interesting snippet of the film depicting the adventurous life of Rune Gjeldnes, one of the great modern polar travelers.

Flying Doctor: Adventure and expedition medic Tash Burley features on the Terra Incognita podcast, where she recounts hanging out of helicopters and nighttime landings at remote bush airstrips lit by burning oil drums.

Ancient Mutts: Remains from Zhokhov Island in the Siberian Arctic have shown that trained sled dogs existed almost 10,000 years ago.

Climbing the Eiger: Alpinist has a webinar on climbing the infamous North Face of the Eiger with IFMGA guide Jeff Witton on July 28. It’s free to watch, with email sign-up.

Dynamic Duo: The hotshot pair of Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold has established a lung-busting new linkup in Rocky Mountain National Park: 17 peaks, 11 named routes, 56km, and 6,000m of elevation gain.

Muir Revisited: The Sierra Club has recently apologized for the racist views of its celebrated founder, outdoorsman and conservationist John Muir.

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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