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 discovered this week.
Nicole McLaughlin’s designs are no joke: Nicole McLaughlin, a sustainability-focused concept artist, loves finding names for her designs. Her tongue-in-cheek approach to sustainable fashion includes repurposing old outdoor gear. It sends a serious message: the only way to fight overconsumption is to produce less and reuse more.
Opinion: The free solo documentary touched on some uncomfortable truths, but ignored others: Climbing writer Kevin Corrigan argues (perhaps against the grain) that while “his free solos are incredible feats, approaching the limits of human potential… he recklessly risks his own life. ”
How mountaineers used early GPS on Canada’s highest peak: In June 1992, a team of mountaineers used early GPS technology to measure the elevation of Canada’s highest peak. At the time, there was uncertainty about the true height of Mount Logan.
6000m peaks struggling to climb the fairway
Well-known adventure writer hit by Long Covid: Aaron Teasdale used to climb 6,000m peaks. Long COVID has made getting out of bed more difficult. Since the misunderstood second act of COVID-19 hit him last February, the Missoula-based adventure writer’s outdoor forays rarely go further than a trail. Here he parks his van and sits with the view. Many days he doesn’t have the stamina or concentration to make the trip.
Ozette: America’s 2,000-Year-Old Lost Village: In 1970, a violent storm uncovered a Makah village that had been buried by a landslide more than 300 years earlier. A recently reopened museum tells the fascinating story of the ancient site. The Makah natives have thrived in the Pacific Northwest near Washington State for centuries.
Great climb, great book
Mountain Literature Classics – The Shining Mountain: Forty years ago this month, Peter Boardman and Joe Tasker died on Everest. Written by Boardman, with additions by Tasker, this gripping account of Changabang’s famous first ascent of the dreaded West Wall captures the total commitment of cutting-edge Himalayan rock climbing in the 1970s. was repeated only in May 2022.