This Week on Pythom

Last weeks of summer

Guides have been used by explorers since the beginning of time but what happens when people adventure only in the company of escorts? Do they actually learn skills and survival at all? Moreover, shepherded adventures “for a cause” are overtaking media: how will these examples inspire human progress? Check out Pythom’s editorial “Explorers vs Payloads” lending lessons from human Space travel.

One last brave but botched attempt for a new route on G1 finalized Karakoram summer, ending at a meager twenty-one 8000er summits despite mostly commercial support. Himalaya fall season is about to kick off, more on that next week.

And finally, no one ever achieved greatness by playing it safe, but is it worth it when lives are cut short? Does humanity even have a choice?

We lost several great base jumpers in short order and much too soon last week. Following up on Honnold’s MRIs, this week we dug up a study trying to explain the mind behind fearlessness.


Explorers vs Payloads: The Difference and Why it Matters tina

New! Explorershouse Software Development tina

Summer 2016 Wrap Up: Summarizing Karakoram Season raheel

Rerun/Risking it all: Basejump/Climbing Study by Forensic Psychiatrist Dr Erik Monasterio pythom

Picture of Your Dream tina

Lost Wing: Alex Polli Wanted to Be a Mountaineer pythom

Market: Trips, New and Used Gear and Books

Treks Himalaya Pvt. Ltd. trekshimalaya

Expedition Dispatches

Mission Accomplished! Sebastian Copeland & Mark George/Simpson Desert

Simpson Desert Trek 2 epilogue Loncke Simpson Desert

day 8 on nansen’s footsteps… Borge Ousland Polar Exploration/i>

Pizzo d’Intermesoli, Gran Sasso’s forgotten sister Mark Horrell

Success at Devon Island Vagabond

Astronauts Relaxing Before Pair of Spaceships Leave Space Station

News from Around the World

Le nouveau business des sensations fortes Un Monde D’Aventures (French)

Czech Traveler Survives for a Month in the New Zealand Wilderness After Partner Dies The Adventure Blog

Un altro incidente: alpinista cade e muore sul versante svizzero del Castore (Italian)

Monte Rosa: morti due alpinisti sul Passo di Verra (Italian)

Rock Master Festival 2016: Adam Ondra and Katharina Saurwein win the KO Boulder Contest Planet Mountain

Tre alpinisti svizzeri muoiono precipitando per 800 metri sul Monte Rosa (Italian)

Ultra Trail Du Mont Blanc: formidabile! (Italian)

Postulez pour participer au projet ADAPTATION 4 x 30 jours dans les milieux les plus extrêmes de la planète en 2017 Un Monde D’Aventures (French)

Ask Eddy: Caught on Film? Canoe & Kayak

What is a rip current? Most surfers know. All surfers should. Surfnewsnetwork

Speed, age barriers broken on Tetons’ Grand Traverse Alpinist

Himalaya Fall 2016: Busy Season Ahead in Nepal The Adventure Blog

Estudian el cerebo de Alex Honnold: “No experimenta miedo como nostoros” Desnivel (Spain)

Ball Nuts and Big Bros: Conquering No-Fall First Ascents in the Desert Climbing

The highest ski school in the world Abenteuer Sport with Stefan Nestler

What the Hell Happened to the Man Who Mapped the Amazon? Adventure Journal

Autism at Height: Young Paraclimbers Attempt Matterhorn UKClimbing

I really wanted to ski badly….Skiing the North Face of Aiguille du Midi Berghaus Community

Dalle Alpi all’Himalaya: Ueli Steck non conosce l’aggettivo “impossibile” (Italian)

Sport climber Halenke: “Olympics as a door opener” Abenteuer Sport with Stefan Nestler

German authorities take over investigation into murder of yachtsman in St Vincent Yachting & Boating World

Families Who Adventure Together: First, Faster, Further Adventure Kayak Magazine

What’s Lost When We Photograph Life Instead of Living It? Adventure Journal

BMC and Climb Britain: next steps The BMC

New interactive game launches at international science meeting British Antarctic Survey

Three Germans crushed to death after mast breaks Yachting & Boating World

Ian Walker gives advice on how to get into sailing Yachting & Boating World

Spedizioni commerciali, rispondendo ad Hervé Barmasse (Italian)

Rescued yachtsman: Dover RNLI “saved my marriage” Yachting & Boating World

Dog Paddling: Amy Besunder and Bad, Bad Leroy Brown Canoe & Kayak

Great Wide Open: The Rockstar—Alex Honnold Climbing

Tuta alare, nuovo incidente mortale: perde la vita Alexander Polli (Italian)

Great Wide Open: The Dirtbag—Renan Ozturk Climbing

Poll: Is Backpacking a Sport? Adventure Journal open?msgid=8E7JFL4OrTl0vY7_EtN3Zg2

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