ExWeb’s Links of The Week

Adventure Travel
British photographer Quintin Lake has just completed a 10,000km walk/photo project around the coastline of Britain. Photo: Quintin Lake.

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…

Hudson Bay: The story of Renatus Tuglavina, remembered in northern Labrador as a folk hero who challenged the Hudson Bay Company, the fur-trading giant.

Round Britain: British photographer Quintin Lake has completed a (non-continuous) walk round the coast of Britain. It took five years, covered 10,000km and no doubt exhausted a good number of memory cards.

McMurdo Thanksgiving: A peek into life at the U.S. research station on Ross Island, Antarctica, during Thanksgiving. Featuring the Turkey Trot race, a manhauling competition, hearty food and even a pop-up nightclub.

Yosemite Closed: In the same week that President Trump interrupted the secretary of California’s Natural Resources Agency to argue the climate “will start getting cooler”, Yosemite shut down because of wild fires.

Homesick: Journalist Janet Manley considers the age-old question, where and what is home, through the context of isolation both created by COVID and on expeditions.

Arctic Roll: There’s no polite way around this: Mike Horn did a really dumb thing recently by climbing on a small iceberg, which then proceeded to pitch over. Thankfully, he got away with it.

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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