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Lia Ditton Survives Close Call
Lia Ditton Survives Close Call

On a route where two ocean rowers have already perished in recent months, Lia Ditton has had a close call. A rogue wave struck her....

Canadian Teen Canoes for Two Months to Reach his Summer Job
Canadian Teen Canoes for Two Months to Reach his Summer Job

Zev Heuer, 15, has spent the last two months canoeing 2,000km from Canmore, Alberta to his summer job in Missinipe, Saskatchewan; aptly, at an outfitting....

Brazilian Cowboy Finishes 8-Year Ride Across the Americas
Brazilian Cowboy Finishes 8-Year Ride Across the Americas

Filipe Masetti Leite, 33, rode into Calgary, Alberta on July 3, completing a 26,000km, eight-year ride across the Americas. Appropriately, his journey ended at the....

Weekend Warm-Up: Aconcagua Speed Ascent
Weekend Warm-Up: Aconcagua Speed Ascent

Stepping off the plane in Argentina after 16 hours of travel from their native Macedonia, Aleksandar Kirkovski and Dimitar Todorovski had come to speed walk....

Gokyo: Paradise Lost?
Gokyo: Paradise Lost?

The effects of climate change and the increasing pressure of human action on natural spaces was the topic of a remarkable article in the Nepali....

10 Indigenous Explorers
10 Indigenous Explorers

In the history of exploration by outsiders, tales of success often contrast with sagas of misadventure and tragedy. Those indigenous to the country were always....

100 Years of Everest, in Images
100 Years of Everest, in Images

Crowded or lonely, under blue skies or wrapped in a storm, the highest point on Earth represents an unparalleled stage for glory and tragedy. Every....

Man Sails 86 Days Across the Atlantic to Reunite with Father, 90
Man Sails 86 Days Across the Atlantic to Reunite with Father, 90

What do you do when you’re prohibited from international air travel but can’t fathom being away from your aged father? Sail 12,000km across the Atlantic,....

Weekend Warm-Up: Coppermine River Expedition 2012
Weekend Warm-Up: Coppermine River Expedition 2012

How would you spend a getaway with the boys? Fishing? Watching sports with lots of junk food? Canoeing maniacs Max Florence, Jesse Coleman, Seth Wotten,....

Base Camp Chat: Video Interview with Everest Guide Ryan Waters
Base Camp Chat: Video Interview with Everest Guide Ryan Waters

Apart from virus-related remarks, guess what was the main conversation topic at ExWeb’s second Base Camp Chat?  Of course, it had to be Everest, or....

Lia Ditton’s Pacific Crossing Begins
Lia Ditton’s Pacific Crossing Begins

A few days before one Pacific solo rower, Angela Madsen, perished of as-yet unknown causes, another woman, Lia Ditton, set off on a similar route....

Weekend Warm-Up: Search for Paradise
Weekend Warm-Up: Search for Paradise

It is 1957, and the world is a very different place. It is less globalized but still reeling from a global war. Old empires are....

To the Bottom of the Sea: Interview with Vanessa O’Brien
To the Bottom of the Sea: Interview with Vanessa O’Brien

On June 8-9, Kathy Sullivan and Vanessa O’Brien became the first women to reach the deepest known point in the ocean, the Mariana Trench. Neither....

Breaking: Pacific Rower Angela Madsen Found Dead
Breaking: Pacific Rower Angela Madsen Found Dead

Angela Madsen has died during her attempt to row alone across the Pacific Ocean from Los Angeles to Honolulu. Her wife Debra confirmed the sad....

Open, Opening or Closed: Adventure Destinations in the Summer of COVID
Open, Opening or Closed: Adventure Destinations in the Summer of COVID

Countries around the globe are at very different stages in the fight against COVID-19. Some hope that they have reached the peak, others are taking....

Base Camp Chat: Video Interview with Polar Guide Eric Philips
Base Camp Chat: Video Interview with Polar Guide Eric Philips

In this first in a series of video interviews with different adventure personalities, editor Jerry Kobalenko speaks to ExWeb ambassador Eric Philips about Antarctica, the....

Does it Make Sense to Extend the Karakorum Season?
Does it Make Sense to Extend the Karakorum Season?

Summer hopes are fading for Pakistan’s tourism industry. The spike in COVID-19 cases in the country, combined with a worrisome new outbreak in Beijing, have....

Coping with Isolation and Extremes: Interview with Peter Suedfeld
Coping with Isolation and Extremes: Interview with Peter Suedfeld

Climbing mountains, skydiving and polar expeditions are some peoples wildest dreams, and others worst nightmares. But what is it within us that makes some relish....

Youngest Kids to Walk the Length of New Zealand
Youngest Kids to Walk the Length of New Zealand

Unconventional education methods have increasingly hit the mainstream. Many families now choose to educate their children through World Schooling, Home Schooling, Montessori establishments, and in....

Weekend Warm-Up: Choosing to Live
Weekend Warm-Up: Choosing to Live

Ryan Correy was, by all accounts, an inspirational adventure rider. His cross-continent rides includes 25,000km from Alaska to Argentina and the grueling Race Across America,....

Before Your First Post-COVID Trip…
Before Your First Post-COVID Trip…

Although the COVID-19 pandemic is still far from under control, most countries in the northern hemisphere are opening or planning to do so shortly. This....

Legends Series: Aleister Crowley
Legends Series: Aleister Crowley

Most contemporary adventure fans may not recognize the name of Aleister Crowley, but the self-styled Wickedest Man in the World was also arguably the best....

Once Again, to the Dark Side of Lhotse
Once Again, to the Dark Side of Lhotse

A tiny dot on a mighty mountain face, clinging to a frozen rope in the middle of a blizzard, Hong Sung-Taek speaks to the camera:....

How to Stream the Best Mountain Festival Films Of All Time
How to Stream the Best Mountain Festival Films Of All Time

In recent weeks, we’ve offered a list of 500 adventure films to stream for free, here, here, here, here and here. But not every great....

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