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.

Morocco Multipitch First Ascent by Blind Climber: Blind climber Jesse Dutton has climbed a new line in Morocco’s Anti-Atlas Mountains. He has named the 100m, three-pitch route Eye Disappear. There are only four other routes on the 100m cliff in the valley near the hamlet of Alma.

Name these 10 Famous Female Adventurers: To celebrate International Women’s Day, the British Mountaineering Council showcased 10 British female mountaineers and climbers. Can you identify them from the images and descriptions?

A Ski Resort Fights Glacier Loss: The glaciers of the Trentino region in Italy once formed the front line in World War I and many died there. As the local glacier melts, soldiers who were encased in the ice are re-emerging. A local ski resort is trying to slow down the death of their glacier.

Photo: Luciano Candisani


A vanishing breed

Women of the Sea: The sea and those who depend on it have always captivated Luciano Candisani. She travels to South Korea to observe a group of haenyeo, female divers. She follows Hyun Seon-jik, a 90-year-old grandmother who has been diving her whole life. Swimming in five-hour shifts, Hyun collects seafood to sell. The haenyeo speak to Candisani about their disappearing lifestyle.

Sexism in Rafting Isn’t Dead: Maria Blevins discusses her 20 years in the whitewater rafting world. Long ago, she fell in love with the sport and the community. Lately, however, she has realized how much inappropriate sexual behavior she had overlooked.

Why Bushcraft is Booming: More and more people are taking to the wilderness to learn the survival skills that we have lost over the generations. Daniel Stables tells of his experience learning bushcraft in the woodlands of Wales, on what happened to be the coldest night of the year.

The Balkan Express: Max Kroneck and Jochen Merle skied and cycled 2,500km from Thessaloniki, Greece back to their home in Munich. Watch the film of their journey.

Europe’s First Wild River National Park: The Albanian government has designated the 400km Vjosa River Europe’s first Wild River National Park. Over the next few years, they hope to increase the park to include the river’s important tributaries.

Rebecca McPhee

Rebecca McPhee is a freelance writer for ExplorersWeb.

Rebecca has been writing about open water sports, adventure travel, and marine science for three years. Prior to that, Rebecca worked as an Editorial Assistant at Taylor and Francis, and a Wildlife Officer for ORCA.

Based in the UK Rebecca is a science teacher and volunteers for a number of marine charities. She enjoys open water swimming, hiking, diving, and traveling.