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ExWeb’s Adventure Links of the Week

When we’re not outdoors, we get our adventure fix...
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Secrets of Polar Gear, Part 3: Vapor-Barrier Liners

Although I've done many expeditions to both the North...
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Major First Ascent on El Capitan-Like Wall in India’s Uttarakhand

Three Swiss climbers just freed a massive new route...
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Weekend Warm-Up: Skiers Try a Mind-Bending Descent

That triangular sheet of snow and ice in the...
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Science Links of the Week

A passion for the natural world drives many of...
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Top Notch Protection With The Best Waterproof Backpacks In 2022

It’s not worth risking an expensive laptop or other...
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Secrets of Polar Gear, Part 2: Handwear and Footwear

Although I've done many expeditions to both the North...
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Bermuda Triangle Expedition Finds Piece of the Challenger Shuttle

Divers shooting an episode of a HISTORY Channel show...
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Unknown Slovak With Steel Tendons Crushes Bosi’s ‘La Furia de Jabali’ 9a+

Unless you’re part of a niche group of sport...
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Will China Open For Climbing in 2023? It’s Not Certain

Shishapangma and Cho Oyu have become a thorn for...
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Secrets of Polar Gear, Part I: Face Protection

Although I've done many expeditions to both the North...
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VIDEO: Documenting Dhaulagiri’s Disastrous 2021 Fall Season

The autumn of 2021 was an unforgettable season on...
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‘Fat Old Climber’ Tells a Great Old Tale

Climbers come in all shapes and sizes, sure, but...
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Man-eating Wolves Turn Out to Be Friendly Chamois

Italian media was aflame on Nov. 9, with reports...
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Razor Sharp: The Best Knife Sharpeners In 2022

Sharp knives make the culinary world go round, but...
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Winter-Ready: The Best Down Jackets In 2022

When the temperature drops, there’s nothing like having a...
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Exploration Mysteries: MV Joyita

Many call it the Mary Celeste of the Pacific....
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New Routes in the Remote Northern Tien Shan

The northern Tien Shan ranks among those remote places...
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Solar Storm Creates Rare Pink Aurora

On Nov. 3, a dazzling display of rare pink...
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Himalaya Fast and Light: Interview with Francois Cazzanelli

Francois Cazzanelli is a pure mountaineer, in the sense...
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Cycling Cairo to Cape Town: First Women’s Record Attempt

Like many cyclists around the world, Tegan Phillips felt...
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Ötzi: Shedding Light on Archaeology’s Most Famous Frozen Mummy

A new paper by archeologists from the Oppland County...
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Natural Wonders: Fog Tsunami

We've all heard of tsunamis, but what about a...
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Nepal: A Deadly Monsoon Season, Despite Better Aid

More than 70 people have been killed or are...
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