Adventure Links of the Week

When we’re not outdoors, we get our adventure fix by exploring social media and the web. Sometimes we’re a little too plugged in and browsing adventure reads can turn from minutes to hours. To nourish your adventure fix, here are some of the best adventure links we’ve discovered this week.

Scotland Ocean Nation: In 2021, Cal Major paddled 1,300km around the Scottish coastline on his SUP. Now he has released a three-part documentary on his 10-week journey, Scotland Ocean Nation. Here, he discusses his film.

I only have one arm. How can I go climbing? Dan Boozan was a competitive cyclist in his youth. In 2011, an accident left him with a paralyzed right arm, one working lung, and a brain injury. His cycling career was over. A few years later, he discovered Paradox Sport, a group that wanted to make climbing accessible to all. A year later, he was climbing the Grand Teton.

The price of a parent’s adventure

A round-the-world voyage stole my childhood: In 1976, Suzanne Heywood’s father strode into the kitchen and told the family they were going to sail around the world. He wanted to mark the 200th anniversary of Captain Cook’s third voyage by recreating it. The family spent a decade on their boat and covered 87,000km. Heywood talks about the impact this voyage has had on her adult life.

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Qimuksiqti Terry Uyarak approaches the finish of the second leg of the 2022 Nunavut Quest dogsled race. Photo: Canadian Geographic


The Nunavut Quest dogsled race: Dustin Parr describes last year’s 500km Nunavut Quest dogsled race, the first held since the pandemic. The race started in 1999 to celebrate the upcoming creation of the territory of Nunavut. It was supposed to be a one-off but was so successful it became an annual event.

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Bylot Island from Pond Inlet, Baffin Island. Painting: Maurice Haycock


Making the artist of the Arctic: Kathy Haycock recalls the life of her father, artist Maurice Haycock. His relationship with the Arctic and its people began in 1926 when he joined the annual supply ship Beothic. In the village of Pangnirtung, he spent a year living with the Inuit. Later, he began to paint the place he fell in love with.

Most mountain heights are wrong:  A well-known hill surveyor, Alan Dawson used satellites to re-measure the heights of 2,000 summits. To his surprise, over half the mountains in Britain had been measured incorrectly.

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Chris Sharma. Photo: Chris Sharma


Chris Sharma completes first ascent of Sleeping Lion: On March 28, Chris Sharma made the first ascent of 9b+ Sleeping Lion at Siurana in Spain. The 40-meter route is the most difficult first ascent he has ever made.

Can Artificial Intelligence predict avalanches?: The Scottish Avalanche Information Service decided to put ChatGPT to the test. They gave the chatbot some key information, and five seconds later, it churned out an avalanche report. That initial try was not particularly helpful, so they continued to add information.

Rebecca McPhee

Rebecca McPhee is a freelance writer for ExplorersWeb.

Rebecca has been writing about open water sports, adventure travel, and marine science for three years. Prior to that, Rebecca worked as an Editorial Assistant at Taylor and Francis, and a Wildlife Officer for ORCA.

Based in the UK Rebecca is a science teacher and volunteers for a number of marine charities. She enjoys open water swimming, hiking, diving, and traveling.