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Cairngorms Plateau disaster Rescue Team 1971

50 Years Ago: The Worst Mountain Disaster in British History

Fifty years ago this week, the UK experienced the...
Ken Smith, still from 'The Hermit of Treig' documentaryPhoto BBC Scotland

The Hermit of Treig: Man Lives 40 Years Without Electricity or Running Water…in Scotland

Metaphorically and literally, Ken Smith is a man who...
Aerial operations search for missing skier Rudi Moder at RMNP in Feb. 1983 Photo RMNP

Long-Lost Skier’s Body Found After 38 Years

On February 13, 1983, 27-year-old ski mountaineer Rudi Moder...
Chimborazo Peak (6,263m), Ecuador. Photo: Ecuador Planet/Shutterstock

Three Dead, Others Missing, Injured on Chimborazo

An avalanche on Ecuador's highest peak, Chimborazo (6,263m), collided...

Poles Aim for a Winter First in the Karakorum: Shipton Spire

While the Polish National Team still considers whether or...

Five Dead in Lethal Storm on Mt. Elbrus

Four women and one man have died on Russia's...

Tales From the Wild Side: The Lost Boots

I have a strange habit of losing whatever I...

Great Survival Stories: 25 Days Adrift in an Icebox

In 2009, two men drifted helplessly inside an icebox...

Great Survival Stories: Shipwreck, Sharks, and Deborah Kiley

Deborah Kiley's gruesome, five-day ordeal in 1982 began as...

Off-Grid: Time Forces New Zealand’s Wild Couple to Adapt

For more than 10 years, Miriam Lancewood and Peter...

Survival Stories: Ann Rodgers

In 2016, a 72-year-old woman and her dog were...
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The Most Dangerous Places in the UK

Some of the most popular UK trails for walkers,...

Great Survival Stories: Louis Zamperini

Louis Zamperini first gained fame as one of the...
A Sherpa smiling widely

ExWeb’s Adventure Links of the Week

Here at ExWeb, when we’re not outdoors, we get...
The shepherd who saved six runners in China from death by hypothermia.

Chinese Shepherd Saved Six Ultra-marathoners

He sheltered the hypothermic competitors in a cave and...
searchers at night

Cold Kills 21 Runners at Ultra-Marathon in China

Twenty-one runners died yesterday during an ultra-marathon in northwest...

Avalanches Kill 12 in One Week in French Alps

Tragic losses in the French Alps have shaken the...

Not Guilty: Appalachian Trail Killer Cleared Due To Insanity

The disturbed hiker killed one man and stabbed a...

Weekend Warm-Up: Dick Proenneke — One Man’s Alaska

A wonderful, old-fashioned film about a man who builds...

Great Survival Stories: Eric LeMarque

The pro hockey player and snowboarder had it all,...

2,000Km Through the Indian Himalaya, in Winter

Belgian ultrarunner Peter Van Geit's first winter experience covered...

Siberian Survivor’s New Home

The 72-year-old woman has lived her whole life in...

Great Survival Stories: Jan Baalsrud Evades Nazi Dragnet

One of the greatest escapes of all time Picture a...

Great Survival Stories: Harrison Okene, the Accidental Aquanaut

In 2013, Harrison Okene became an accidental aquanaut when...

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