ExWeb’s Adventure Links of the Week

When we’re not outdoors, we get our adventure fix by exploring social media and the web. To nourish your adventure fix, here are some of the best adventure links we’ve discovered this week.

No Need for Ropes: Climbers can take on a slightly easier seven summits in the Netherlands. The Dutch Mountain Trail is a 101km “alpine” hike that is only partly tongue-in-cheek. English-language copies of a guide to the hike will be available beginning in November.

Shane McConkey poised to BASE jump, thumbs up

Shane McConkey. Photo: Wikipedia


A ski tech revolutionary: An elite freeskier and “ski tech revolutionary”, Shane McConkey turned heads in many ways. His luck ran out when BASE jumping in 2009, but his legacy lives on.

Raising the Dead: An old Outside magazine classic. Dave Shaw’s cave dive descent into darkness in Bushman’s Hole, South Africa.

Reckless Hikers Land Fine: Two hikers ended up facing criminal charges in New Hampshire after wandering off trail and getting into difficulties. Unprepared hikers in the state can also be charged the cost of their rescue. The National Park Service spends roughly five million dollars per year on rescue operations.

A brown coastal scene of beach and cliffs near Cape Wrath

The coastline near Cape Wrath. Photo: Neil Aitkenhead/Wikimedia Commons


The Trail to Cape Wrath: The 386km Cape Wrath Trail meanders up Scotland’s west coast, from Fort William to the headland of Cape Wrath. It’s also a journey through Scotland’s history, of an altered landscape, forced clearances, and modern villages adapting to the visitor economy.

Inuit kid in diapers pointing rifle out window

From a young age, hunting is part of Inuit life. Photo: Facebook


The Arctic is Changing: Climate change is jeopardizing traditional hunting for Inuit communities, and young Inuit must find a way to preserve their identity. A collection of youngsters have followed the IQ principle of qanuqtururangniq (finding innovative and resourceful solutions) and are combining cutting-edge modern technology with cultural knowledge.

Life on the Edge: Photographer and climber Jimmy Chin takes a look at what it takes to be an adventure sports athlete. Featuring snowboarders, alpinists, polar adventurers, kayakers, and surfers, Edge of Unknown will feature a different athlete each week.

Martin Walsh

Martin Walsh is a writer and editor for ExplorersWeb.

Martin has been writing about adventure travel and exploration for over five years.

Martin spent most of the last 15 years backpacking the world on a shoestring budget. Whether it was hitchhiking through Syria, getting strangled in Kyrgyzstan, touring Cambodia’s medical facilities with an exceedingly painful giant venomous centipede bite, chewing khat in Ethiopia, or narrowly avoiding various toilet-related accidents in rural China, so far, Martin has just about survived his decision making.

Based in Da Lat, Vietnam, Martin can be found in the jungle trying to avoid leeches while chasing monkeys.