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

A Defiant Move to the Norwegian Arctic: Two female polar travelers have been living in a tiny trapper’s cabin on Svalbard since 2019 in an effort to rouse a global dialogue on climate change.

Sailing Cargo Ships Help Clean up the Ocean: Ethically minded entrepreneurs are turning back the clock to sweep the scourge of bunker fuel from the oceans.

Bernadette McDonald on Winter K2: The award-winning mountain historian weighs in on one of the most talked-about mountaineering achievements of recent years.

Women Rise Up: The Alpine Club has opened applications for attendees to join a trip to Switzerland to travel and climb in the footsteps of Lucy Walker and Meta Brevoort. In 1871, they made the first female ascents of a number of iconic European peaks, including the Matterhorn and the Dents Blanche.

Extinction: Alpine flowers could go extinct after glaciers disappear, as more competitive species colonize terrain usually too severe for them.

Nims Talks: In an exclusive for Rock and Ice, Nirmal Purja gives little away about his recent no-02 ascent of K2 in winter.