ExWeb’s Links of The Week

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Garwhal Himalaya
Climbing in the Garwhal Himalaya. Photo: Hamish Frost & Guy Buckingham

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.

Janhukot: A twenty-four-hour slice of an expedition to an unclimbed peak in the Garwhal Himalaya.

10 High Altitude Lookalikes: Mountain blogger Mark Horrell has put together a hilarious list of 10 high altitude climbers and their better-known doppelgangers. We think the Messner one is the best.

Big Screen for Tenzing: Ed Douglas’ book Tenzing: Hero of Everest is to be adapted for a Netflix film under Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s production company.

Viagra: The Hidden Mountain Medicine? The well-known little blue pill has been shown to help mountaineers breathe a little easier. Perhaps not the best solution for mixed-sex expeditions.

How Your Body Does (and Doesn’t) Adapt to Cold: Unlike heat training, repeated exposure to cold doesn’t necessarily help you handle winter weather better.

Funding Competition: Outside take a deep dive at how The North Face divvies up their annual expedition budget among some of the best adventure athletes around. The current application process includes a peer-review process, much like that used in scientific publications.


About the Author

Ash Routen

Ash Routen

Ash is an outdoor and adventure writer from the UK. He juggles a day job as a public health scientist with a second career in outdoor writing.

His words have featured in newspapers, magazines, and on various brand websites. Major bylines include Financial Times, Daily Telegraph, Porsche, Outside Magazine, Rock and Ice, and Red Bull.

He holds two degrees in Exercise and Health Sciences, and a PhD in Public Health.

His areas of expertise are polar expeditions, mountaineering, hiking, and adventure travel. In his spare time Ash enjoys going on small independent sledding expeditions, outdoor photography, and reading adventure literature.

Read more at www.ashrouten.com or read Ash's bi-monthly newsletter via https://hardtravel.substack.com

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7 months ago

True, Reinhold Messner is the best but Hermann Buhl is good to! :DD Thx for sharing 🙂