ExWeb’s Adventure Links of The Week

Adventure Travel
Steven Fuller, a Yellowstone winter keeper. Photo: Neal Herbert/National Park Service

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 turn from minutes into hours. To nourish your own adventure fix, here are some of the best links we’ve discovered this week

At Glacier’s Edge, the Flames Have Always Come for My Family Cabin: Adventure writer Aaron Teasdale has a generational family cabin and his own home right in big fire country in the American West. Here, he writes about coming to terms with a landscape ravaged by fire.

The Forgotten First People of Singapore: Over time, the Orang Laut have assimilated into Malay culture and have lost their language. But descendants of the seafaring nomads are reviving their culture through food.

Meet The Chain-Smoking, Cave-Dwelling Godfather of Ultralight Camping: Milican Dalton was an unorthodox mountain guide. He lived in a cave in England’s Lake District and led camping and climbing trips up the local mountains.

A Wild Overland Journey

Wendy Baylor, Jeremy Schmidt and Baiba Morrow on the Karakorum Highway near Passu, Hunza Valley, Pakistan.

Himalayan Passage: In the summer of 1987, Canadian climber and photographer Pat Morrow documented a wild 10,000km overland journey around the Himalaya with his wife and two friends.

Here’s What the World’s Deepest Lake Looks Like in a Siberian Winter: A short film captures the otherworldly beauty of the planet’s deepest lake, Russia’s Lake Baikal. Located in central Siberia, the massive body of water reaches a depth of more than 1,600m. It is the oldest freshwater lake on earth and dates back an estimated 20 to 25 million years.

Hiking Through Minefields and a Pandemic in Uncharted Land: A chain of unforeseen events turn a straightforward trek along the Via Adriatica during a sleepy Croatian summer into a life-changing adventure.

Twilight Of The Yellowstone Winterkeepers: A winterkeeper’s job it is to remove the snow from the roofs of summer tourist cabins so they don’t collapse from the weight of the winter snow. Keepers have wintered in Yellowstone since the 1880s.

Unexpected Switchback: When a Jaunt Up Disappointment Peak Was Anything But: As Julie Fustanio writes, you never know who you’ll meet in the mountains. Some of these encounters deliver a better, joyous perspective on life.

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About the Author

Ash Routen

Ash Routen

Ash is an outdoor and adventure writer from the UK. He juggles a day job as a public health scientist with a second career in outdoor writing.

His words have featured in newspapers, magazines, and on various brand websites. Major bylines include Financial Times, Daily Telegraph, Porsche, Outside Magazine, Rock and Ice, and Red Bull.

He holds two degrees in Exercise and Health Sciences, and a PhD in Public Health.

His areas of expertise are polar expeditions, mountaineering, hiking, and adventure travel. In his spare time Ash enjoys going on small independent sledding expeditions, outdoor photography, and reading adventure literature.

Read more at www.ashrouten.com or read Ash's bi-monthly newsletter via https://hardtravel.substack.com

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