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.

Skipping Stones and Taking Names: Meet the world’s greatest stone skipper, Kurt Steiner. With 17 titles in 22 years, Steiner believes skipping stones is “a legitimate path to an essential inner balance”.

Avalanche at Tunnel Creek: On the back of Cowboy Mountain, among the crags of The Cascades, is a reliable stash of deep powder known as Tunnel Creek. But powder and people are key ingredients for avalanches.

Denali is No Easy Feat: With ferocious weather, significant altitude, and a remote location, Denali has the greatest frequency of both accidents and deaths of any mountain in North America.

Denali mountain with a lake in the foreground.

Denali. Photo: Wikimedia Commons


Love and Lhotse: A look back at Hilaree Nelson and Jim Morrison’s ski descent of Lhotse, and the twists and turns of their lives that led them there.

Lake Ontario’s rusting wrecks

Diving Kingston’s Wrecks: Kingston, Ontario won’t be the first place that springs to mind when you think of diving, but Lake Ontario’s wrecks are well worth exploring.

Thou Shalt Not Wreck the Place: A UK Climbing retrospective on the “clean climbing revolution” spearheaded by Yvon Chouinard, Tom Frost, and Doug Robinson.

A Timed Walk: The UK’s Long Distance Walkers Association turns 50 this year, but what is the appeal of “timed walks” and how did they begin?

Cows on a green hill in Surrey, UK.

A walker’s typical view in the Surrey Hills. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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.