ExWeb’s 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.

Are Winter Hikes of the Appalachian Trail the Next Thing? Scott Benerofe finished a rare and daunting southbound winter thru-hike of the AT. His self-proclaimed normalcy about the endeavor suggests such treks might not stay rare for long.

A 4,300km Cycling Race Is Now Even More Extreme: The Tour Divide, a bikepacking race from the Canadian Rockies to the U.S. border with Mexico, has always been a test of fortitude. But extreme weather is making it much more dangerous.

Fire of Love Trailer: From National Geographic Documentary Films comes the quite extraordinary love story of intrepid French scientists Katia and Maurice Krafft, who died just as explosively as they lived — capturing the most spectacular imagery ever recorded of their greatest passion: volcanoes.

The ‘Highest Woman In The World’


Claude Kogan Led The First All-Female Team To Test A Himalayan Giant: In 1959, a five-foot whisper of a woman, the French swimwear designer and alpinist Claude Kogan, set out for 8,188m Cho Oyu, the world’s sixth-highest mountain. She was joined by her friend Claudine van der Stratten of Belgium and Ang Norbu Sherpa in what was to be the culmination of the first all-female expedition to an 8,000m Himalayan giant.

Mountain Literature Classics: Full Tilt by Dervla Murphy: Murphy, who died in May, was probably Ireland’s best known and best loved travel writer. Full Tilt: Ireland to India with a Bicycle, published in 1965, was the first of more than 20 books of mostly solo travels by bike, bus and mule.

An unlikely seadog


Donald Lawson Is Poised to Rip Up Sailing’s Record Books: The 40-year-old captain is taking the sailing world by storm, aiming to break dozens of records, including the fastest solo, nonstop circumnavigation of the globe.

A Man Was Trying to Do ‘Personal Research’ into the Deaths of a Hiking Family. Then He Got Lost: A hiker went missing in California while retracing the footsteps of Jonathan Gerrish and Ellen Chung, who died with their one-year-old daughter of heat exposure and dehydration in 2021.

Marmolada Serac Collapse – ‘A Tragedy For The Whole Valley and Alpine Community’: As we reported last week, at least 10 people have died and a further two are missing and feared dead following a major serac collapse from the top of the Marmolada Glacier in the Italian Dolomites on July 3. Temperatures near the summit had reached a record 10°C in the afternoon of the collapse. UK Climbing analyzes of why the tragic event came to pass.

Ash Routen

Ash Routen is a writer for ExplorersWeb. He has been writing about Arctic travel, mountaineering, science, camping, hiking, and outdoor gear for 7 years. As well as ExplorersWeb, he has written for Gear JunkieRed Bull, Outside, The Guardian, and many other outlets. Based in Leicester, UK, Routen is an avid backpacker and arctic traveler who writes about the outdoors around a full-time job as an academic.