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.

One Mistake and You Lose 50 Places: Red Bull’s multi-sport adventure relay, Dolomitenmann, is back. It combines four unique disciplines: mountain running, paragliding, mountain biking, and whitewater slalom. It kicks off with a casual 12km run up 2,000 vertical metres.

Feeling Sleepy?: Putting an ‘adventure’ twist on the bedtime story, podcasts and meditation apps are increasingly using travel stories to lull listeners to sleep.

The Thai Cave Rescue: Four years after the miraculous rescue of a Thai football team from a flooded cave, there is a Netflix series, a feature film, and a National Geographic documentary available to watch. Outside asks, did any of them get it right?

A person if full caving scuba gear swims through an underwater channel, in the background a second diver is ready to enter the tunnel.

A cave diver takes the plunge. Photo: Mikhail Vedyokhin


Mountain Literature: This year’s finalists for the Boardman Tasker Award for Mountain Literature have been announced. Take a gander at these six excellent books.

Arctic islands that (maybe) don’t exist

Ghost Islands: Last year, we covered the potential discovery of the world’s most northern island, and the controversy over whether it was new, or even an island. Adventure Journal takes a fresh look at the ghost islands of the Arctic.

The Ocean Film Festival: An offshoot of the Banff Mountain Film Festival, the Ocean Film festival started in Australia in 2012 with the hope of inspiring people to explore the sea. There is a program of seven short films including Circumnavigate, a film following Brendon Prince’s attempt to paddleboard around Britain.

A man paddles into open ocean on a stand-up paddleboard.

Photo: Circumnavigate


Hidden Himalaya: A beyul is a sacred sanctuary for Buddhists. These mythical hidden valleys are folded into the Himalaya and revealed only at times of great strife or calamity, and only to those who are worthy.

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 out in the jungle trying to avoid leeches while chasing monkeys.