ExWeb’s Links of The Week

Adventure Travel
Photo: Queenstown Mountain Guides

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…

Measure of Luck: From decades of climbing plus a stint playing long odds in Vietnam, climber Geof Childs considers four basic principles that mold the way climbers experience danger in the mountains.

Buried Alive: Continuing the ominous theme, this one profiles a skier swwept down into a remote streambed by an avalanche.

My Left Foot: With the news that Doug Scott faces inoperable brain cancer, it seems timely to be reminded of the British climber’s classic sense of humor.

South Island: An excellent guide to all things climbing and mountaineering on New Zealand’s South Island.

Mad Belgian: Louis Loncke is lugging heavy again, this time with a 48kg pack on an unsupported trek across the 800km Pyrenean Haute Route, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean.

BASE: The new British adventure magazine, headed by climber Dave Pickford, has made two of its first three issues free to read online.

Young Pretenders: Climber and adventurer Leo Houlding’s kids recently became the youngest to summit the iconic alpine peak, Piz Badile.

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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