ExWeb’s Adventure Links of The Week

When we’re not outdoors, we get our adventure fix by exploring social media and the web. Sometimes we’re a little too plugged in and browsing adventure reads can turn from minutes to hours. To nourish your own adventure fix, here are some of the best adventure links we’ve discovered this week.

The Youngest Woman to Ski the Grand Teton Is Now the Peak’s Youngest Guide: At 26, Morgan McGlashon is one of only two guides under 30. She is also one of only five female guides at North America’s oldest guiding company. Within the decade, she hopes to earn full IFMGA certification. Fewer than 15 women in the United States have ever earned this achievement.

Haunted By Venus: For more than two decades, South Korean alpinist Choi Suk-mun has climbed around the world, including first ascents on giant Himalayan peaks. Yet he remains haunted by a five-pitch traditional rock climb named Venus, back home in South Korea.

Loss of an Icon

 

Beloved Abbott Pass Hut Will Be Dismantled, Victim of Climate Change: It will come so close to celebrating its 100th birthday, but it won’t make it. This spring, Parks Canada will remove the Abbott Pass hut in Banff National Park. Perched at 2,924m on the Continental Divide, overlooking both Alberta’s Lake Louise and British Columbia’s Yoho National Park, the scenic stone hut was a perennial favorite for its airy, eyrie-like location. It has become a victim of climate change.

Canada’s Rare New Skiing Adventure: A world-renowned ski guide has put together the most eco-friendly, self-propelled ski adventure possible. The new guided ski trip in Revelstoke’s surrounding mountains includes electric transportation, eco-hotels, and locally sourced meals.

Jon Krakauer, Climbing’s Best-Known Author: Krakauer’s nonfiction works, such as Into the Wild and Into Thin Air, are among the world’s most widely read pieces of outdoor literature. Climbing magazine profiles the man who, after David Roberts’ passing, could claim the mantle as the dean of adventure writing.

A Company Blunder

 

Leave No Trace Blunder by Major Outdoor Brand: The timing couldn’t have been much worse. UK outdoor enthusiasts have reacted with a mixture of anger and disbelief after The North Face shared an image of a person bivvying near an open fire on a Scottish summit. The post was shared and also promoted by the U.S. brand during a week of vicious wildfires in Wales and the Scottish Highlands.

The Arctic Revolution That’s Changing Climate Science: Science in the Arctic has, until recently, tended to ignore those living on the front lines of change. Inuit groups spent decades hosting researchers from far away to study the ice and animals. Now they’re taking up the tools and reshaping the science.

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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