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.

An Alternative Route on Mont Blanc?: Not so fast. The Payot Ridge might look like an attractive alternative to the frequent landslides of the Aiguille du Goûter couloir, but it’s not that simple.

Nine Days Lost: A hiker stumbles down an unmaintained trail in Mount Baker–Snoqualmie National Forest and soon finds that they can’t identify the trail back. Andrew Devers spent nine days lost in the backcountry but somehow survived.

A Catalyst for Change: BASE magazine interviews Neil Gresham, a prolific UK climber. They discuss whether the Lake District is all climbed out and Gresham’s ever-evolving appetite for risk.

A man climbs a granite wall.

Neil Gresham is one of the UK’s best all-around climbers. Photo: Neil Gresham


Kayaking Kyrgyzstan: Adrian Mattern and crew head into the Tian Shan mountains of Kyrgyzstan to paddle a little-known river called the Sary-Jaz.

A Pointless Game of Alpinism: Tom Livingstone recalls his attempts to make the first free ascent of the Voie des Guides on the Petit Dru above Chamonix.

A Spanish Whistle: On the small Canary Island of La Gomera, an ancient whistling language that once almost died out is now undergoing an exciting revival.

Dick Dorworth documents his final years of lead climbing. Photo: Climbing.com


Too Old to Climb: At 78, climber and former mountain guide Dick Dorworth didn’t want to stop lead climbing, but Father Time remains undefeated.

Another Lost Hiker: This day hiker was incredibly lucky. After two nights in the wild and dragging a broken foot, what are the chances of being spotted by a passing train?

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.