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.

Toothpaste and Imaginary Soup: An extreme survival story from 1963. Helen Klaben somehow survives 49 days in the Yukon backcountry, despite multiple broken bones.

“I’m Sure the First Ascentionists Got By With Worse”: Fay Manners and Michelle Dvorak take on Denali’s Cassin Ridge.

Tradition Versus Bureaucracy: Indigenous reindeer herders in Sweden bump up against some unique government headaches. How exactly do you persuade your tax agency to let you deduct your reindeer-herding dog?

A man in Sami dress feeds reindeer.

Herding reindeer can make some modern paperwork a little tricky. Photo: Shutterstock


On Family Travel: A father and his two sons explore Iceland and then Greenland, and its nightlife: “There are maybe 30 folks in here, few of them women, nearly all of them catastrophically drunk.”

Six Mystery Islands: A round-up of six legendary islands and whether any of them might have some basis in reality.

The Value of Climbing: Dave Pickford explores the value of climbing through three lines of inquiry: the value of climbing to those who choose to climb, the value it has to the rest of humanity, and the value it could bring to people in the future.

Felipe Camargo prepares ropes on a sofa in an appartment.

Felipe Camargo prepares for a climb. Photo: Red Bull


A Brazilian Climbing Odyssey: Felipe Camargo climbs the largest cave mouth in the world at PETAR, in the interior of São Paulo.

From Marrakech to the Mountains: Photographer Daniel Wildey heads to Morocco to begin a project documenting the world’s greatest trekking peaks on film. Here, he writes about his journey, from arrival in the souqs of Marrakech to a heavy snowstorm as they begin their climb.

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.