ExWeb’s Adventure Links of The Week

When we’re not outdoors, we get our adventure fix by exploring social media and the web. Sometimes we’re a little too plugged in and browsing adventure reads can turn from minutes to hours. To nourish your adventure fix, here are some of the best adventure links we’ve discovered this week.

Among ice giants: Follow two adapted racing yachts over eight weeks and 4,820 nautical miles within the Arctic Circle, as towering icebergs dwarf the vessels on a journey along Greenland’s wild coast.

Canada’s train that takes hitchhikers: A little-known train in Canada gives passengers the opportunity to travel 1,160km from Jasper, Alberta to Prince Rupert, British Columbia. The two-day journey snakes through some of the loveliest scenery in the country.

A Welsh mountain challenge

Welsh Mountains

The peak district of Wales. Photo: Shutterstock


What it’s like to hike the Welsh 3000s: The 15 highest peaks in Wales lie within three adjacent ranges, creating an exciting linking possibility for hikers and runners. Participants in the Welsh 3000s challenge aim to summit all 15 peaks in one consecutive trip. This proved to be a long and rewarding journey full of scrambles, slips, and scenery for Alex Foxfield.

‘A race against time’: how shipwrecks hold clues to humanity’s future: Investigation of shipwrecks has for decades been a window into the past. The ocean floor preserves parts of history like a time capsule. But lately, explorers and scientists have seen the effects of climate change accelerating the deterioration of these shrines. What does this mean for future marine exploration?

Iranian climbers arrested amid protest crackdown: Hesam Mousavi is among several outdoor athletes recently arrested amid the unrest in Iran. A forced confession under torture to a bomb plot leaves those who know Mousavi scratching their heads. Is this another political plot by the regime in power to discourage participation in protests?

Century-old disappearance remains a mystery

Colorado River in Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon. Photo: Shutterstock


Boating’s biggest unsolved mysteries – Glen and Bessie Hyde: Almost a century ago, the Hydes set out on their honeymoon with plans to traverse the entire Grand Canyon by boat. After a visit with friends around the halfway point, the couple disappeared. Searchers later found their boat in perfect condition. Despite many theories and rumors about what happened to them, no definitive answer has ever been found.

A bit of bother on Barf – or, when smartphone mountain navigation gets complicated: As we’ve previously reported regarding Ben Nevis, the rise in use of smartphone navigation apps has led to unexpected problems. The lack of accuracy and detail in free navigation apps has led to many backcountry emergencies and rescues. How do we curb the risk of getting lost, injured, or worse?

Lifeguards rescue surfer during violent swell in San Diego: No matter how experienced you are, a tough swell can take down even the best surfers. Two lifeguards were needed to rescue an experienced surfer after he had to release his leash in an effort to swim out of a dangerous current.

Harley Schafer

Harley Schafer is an affiliate writer at Lola Digital Media. Spending time living in Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Germany ignited a passion for travel and exploration that has led to a converted Ford van and the open road becoming home.