ExWeb’s Adventure Links of the Week

Here at ExWeb, when we’re not outdoors, we get our adventure fix by exploring social media and the wider interweb. Sometimes we’re a little too plugged in, and browsing interesting stories turn from minutes into hours. To nourish your own adventure fix, here are some of the best links we’ve discovered this week.

Has Anyone Really Summited The World’s 14 Highest Mountains? The New York Times  takes a deep dive on the issue of mountaineers not quite reaching the true summit on a number of the 8,000’ers.

Has An Old Soviet Mystery At Last Been Solved? The grisly demise of a group of skiers in the Ural Mountains 60-odd years ago has generated speculation and conspiracy stories for decades.

The COVID Outbreak Plaguing Climbers on Everest: The coronavirus has put climbers and workers in even more danger than usual.

Why I Canceled My Everest Expedition: Outside talks to Lukas Furtenbach about COVID at Base Camp.

In Search of An Inner Silence: British bushman Ray Mears travels deep into Wabakimi Provincial Park in northern Ontario to find a special silence.

Climbing in South Greenland: Back in 1968, seven Irish mountaineers went to the Tasermiut Fiord area of Greenland in search of wild, unclimbed peaks.

The Eastern Divide Trail, America’s Longest Dirt Bikepacking Route: Guidebooks to the first segments of the Eastern Divide Trail — the 8,000+ km, predominantly off-pavement bikepacking route — will publish this summer.

The Sad Peak of Human Thoughtlessness: A mountaineer and blogger asks why of all the possible activities you could (legally) choose in 2021, would you opt to climb Mount Everest during a global pandemic of a respiratory disease?

Paying Homage: A street in Elmhurst, New York, where many immigrants from Nepal live, will be co-named after Tenzing Norgay.

A Very Memorable Day From a Very Unremarkable Hike: A day’s walking isn’t just about that one panoramic view. It’s all the little things and thoughts that make it unique and unrepeatable.