ExWeb’s 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 turns from minutes into hours. To nourish your own adventure fix, here are some of the best links we’ve discovered this week…

Hudson Bay: The story of Renatus Tuglavina, remembered in northern Labrador as a folk hero who challenged the Hudson Bay Company, the fur-trading giant.

Round Britain: British photographer Quintin Lake has completed a (non-continuous) walk round the coast of Britain. It took five years, covered 10,000km and no doubt exhausted a good number of memory cards.

McMurdo Thanksgiving: A peek into life at the U.S. research station on Ross Island, Antarctica, during Thanksgiving. Featuring the Turkey Trot race, a manhauling competition, hearty food and even a pop-up nightclub.

Yosemite Closed: In the same week that President Trump interrupted the secretary of California’s Natural Resources Agency to argue the climate “will start getting cooler”, Yosemite shut down because of wild fires.

Homesick: Journalist Janet Manley considers the age-old question, where and what is home, through the context of isolation both created by COVID and on expeditions.

Arctic Roll: There’s no polite way around this: Mike Horn did a really dumb thing recently by climbing on a small iceberg, which then proceeded to pitch over. Thankfully, he got away with it.