ExWeb’s Adventure Links of the Week » Explorersweb


When we’re not outdoors, we get our dose of adventure exploring social media and the web. Sometimes we get a little too wired, and browsing adventure readings can go from minutes to hours. To feed your own dose of adventure, here are some of the best adventure links we’ve uncovered this week.

A free spirit

The calculated madness of Marc-André Leclerc: I finally managed to watch The Mountaineer movie last night, and there were tears. Leclerc seemed like one of those wild free spirits from another era, and the kind of low-key adventurer that ExplorersWeb was founded to showcase. Here’s a little more about Leclerc’s daring climbing exploits. (Also read The last days of Marc-André Leclerc).

The Mountain Path: A Death-Defying Trail and First Ascent on Torre Central, Patagonia: In 1998, Paul Pritchard was hit in the head by a rock fall while climbing a sea stack in Tasmania. Near death, Pritchard held on with a promise that if given the chance, he would “at least try to live.” Left hemiplegic by his injury, Pritchard has spent the past two decades trying to live, experiencing adventures such as cycling across Tibet, developing his mind on grueling meditation classes and returning to climb the totem pole, where his life had been almost extinguished. .

Who decides what goes on a card? Native Land Digital, an Indigenous-led non-profit organization, has created a digital map depicting Indigenous lands, treaties and languages ​​around the world. The map now serves as a de facto resource for understanding Indigenous relationships to the land.

Shackleton like you’ve never seen him before

South Review – Surprising film record of Shackleton’s grueling Antarctic odyssey: Pioneering Australian photographer and filmmaker Frank Hurley was an official witness to Sir Ernest Shackleton’s three-year attempt to cross the Antarctic landmass from 1914 to 1917. Hurley’s silent images of 1919 transform the grueling expedition by Sir Ernest Shackleton into a travel diary with adorable penguins.

Norman Dyhrenfurth made the first American ascent of Everest a resounding success: In 1963, Norman Dyhrenfurth, a German-born mountaineer raised in Austria, Switzerland, and later the United States, led the first successful ascent of Mount Everest by an American team. He died in Salzburg, Austria, aged 99 in 2017.

Dumb questions about canoeing

12 dumbest questions asked by canoe trippers: Outfitters have to be really patient, knowledgeable and sometimes even psychic to answer their customers’ questions. Contrary to the old adage, it turns out there can be some stupid questions after all. Paddle magazine compile the best of the worst, dumbest questions outfitters have heard about canoe trips.

Is this Drone Bear Chase video fake? Experts weigh: A drone video of a bear chasing a man went viral on Friday morning. In the 19-second clip, a drone dives between snow-covered pines in a trail. There, a man appears to be running away from a medium-sized brown bear. The camera approaches the chase head-on, then backtracks once it passes the bear. The bear seems to notice the drone, turning to glance at it before resuming the chase. Is this real? Addicted to equipment enlisted a bear expert and a video effects specialist to find out.

About the Author

Ash Routine

Ash is an outdoor and adventure writer from the UK. His lyrics have featured in global media 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 vacations, Ash enjoys doing independent sledding expeditions.

Learn more at www.ashrouten.com


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