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.

One of America’s Greatest Free Soloists Was Taken by the Sea: Fifteen years ago, a rogue wave swept famed California climber and free soloist Michael Reardon into the Atlantic Ocean off Valentia Island, Ireland. He was never seen again.

Wiley Post.

One-Eyed Wiley Post Broke Every Flight Record He Could Find: He flew planes while having only one eye. He set a record for the fastest flight across the globe with a navigator. Then two years later, Wiley Post broke his own record with the first solo around-the-world flight. He dabbled in high-altitude flight pioneering, built his own seaplane modifications, and was an early air-tourist of remote Alaska.

The Incredible True Story of the Henrietta C: From miles out in a storm off the coast of Virginia, a crab boat radioed a mayday, then fell silent. They did everything they could to save themselves, while the isolated community of nearby Tangier Island quickly launched a desperate bid to rescue two of their own.

Does Antarctic tourism have a future?

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We Need to Talk About The Future of Antarctic Tourism: Record-breaking Antarctic temperatures and the re-emergence of international travel have reignited the debate about whether we should be traveling to polar regions at all. On a voyage to the frozen continent, travel writer and editor Sarah Reid searches for answers.

World’s deadliest jungles

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Inside the Amazon Journey That Left a Journalist and an Activist Dead: Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira set off deep into the Amazon to meet indigenous groups patrolling the forest. Then they vanished. The New York Times has compiled an excellent feature on this sad but perhaps inevitable double murder.

A Terrifying Journey Through the World’s Most Dangerous Jungle: The Darién Gap is a lawless wilderness on the border of Colombia and Panama. It teems with deadly snakes, drug runners, and anti-government guerrillas. The region also sees a flow of migrants from Cuba, Africa, and Asia, whose desperation sends them on perilous journeys to the U.S. One Outside journalist plunged in, risking robbery, kidnapping, and death to document one of the world’s most harrowing treks.

How To Survive in the Thai Jungle With Nothing But Bamboo (And an Ex-Soldier): Can you really survive in the Thai jungle with just bamboo? Travel writer Scott Yorko goes all in with a Thai ex-soldier affectionately known as Mr. Bamboo to find out.

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.