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.

Defaced Petroglyphs Force Rock Climbers To Reckon With Sport’s Destructive Past: Indigenous observers say climbers still fail to recognize that the sport depends on stolen land.

The Search for the Only Park Ranger Who Was Lost and Never Found: Investigators, family, and friends are still trying to close the case of Paul Fugate, a naturalist at Arizona’s Chiricahua National Monument who vanished without a trace in 1980. What keeps them motivated to stick with a mystery that may be unsolvable?

Amazing Grace: A journey through the remote Torngat Mountains National Park in Canada’s northern Labrador. Polar bears, caribou, black bears, and wolves aplenty.

The Eiger Sanction, as seen by Alex Honnold

Alex Honnold Breaks Down Climbing Scenes From Movies and TV: Free solo master Honnold again takes a lighthearted look at filmed rock climbing scenes, including Mission Impossible — Ghost Protocol, Wonder Woman, The Big Bang Theory, The Eiger Sanction, Captain Fantastic, Cliffhanger, and K2. As in the first series, Honnold’s dry sense of humor makes his analysis laugh-out-loud entertaining.

Falling into Place: Micheal Kennedy, the Lowe Brothers, and the creation of a legendary route in the mountains of Alaska in the late 1970s.

Herders on the Edge: A short photo essay from adventure photographer Paul Harris on the indigenous herders who eke out an existence in the extreme eastern reaches of Siberia.

Dowsing: real deal or woo-woo?

Into the Mystical and Inexplicable World of Dowsing: For centuries, dowsers have claimed the ability to find groundwater, precious metals, and other quarries using divining rods and uncanny intuition. Is it the real deal or woo-woo?

45,000 Apply for the Chance to Kill 12 Bison in Grand Canyon National Park: National Park Service officials want to reduce the size of a herd that they say has damaged vegetation, archaeological sites, and the water supply.

Historical Badass: Musher Susan Butcher beat everyone in the Alaskan dogsledding scene.

Ash is an outdoor and adventure writer from the UK. His words have featured in global outlets such as The Guardian, Outside Magazine and Red Bull. He works as a public health scientist by day and writes about the outdoors in his spare time. Ash's areas of expertise are polar expeditions, mountaineering, and adventure travel. For vacation Ash enjoys going on independent Arctic sledding expeditions. Read more at www.ashrouten.com


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