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.

The 30 best national parks in the world: The parks on this list span six continents and tens of millions of acres, providing great fodder for any nature-addicted international traveler looking to satisfy their wanderlust. Unfortunately I have only visited one of them and I am unlikely to visit 99% of the others.

Retirees who walked out of suburbia and into long trail records: In their fifties, Marcia and Ken Powers started long-distance hiking. They eventually became two of America’s most prolific hikers. Among many hikes, they completed the Triple Crown of American hiking, covering some 12,800 km of the Appalachian, Continental Divide and Pacific Crest trails.

‘Hank the Tank’. Photo: League of Bears

The very hungry bear ‘Hank the Tank’ is actually three bears, according to DNA: DNA evidence has shown that the 500-pound black bear the public dubbed Hank the Tank is, in fact, at least three not-so-small bears. The trio have damaged more than 30 properties around Lake Tahoe in recent months.

Dawson City is in the middle of nowhere and that’s precisely why you should go: Strange things done under the midnight sun, reads the first line of William Service’s famous Yukon poem. This is an appropriate slogan for Dawson City, Canada. A place like no other, the endless summer daylight shines on the wide, dusty streets and the constant churning of the Yukon River.

Yosemite Legend Royal Robbins on first ascent of El Cap North American Wall: Royal Robbins, Tom Frost, Yvon Chouinard and Chuck Pratt teamed up to make the first ascent of this revolutionary route on El Capitan.

Disappeared at sea

Andrew McAuley.

How did sea kayaker Andrew McAuley almost make history? Shortly after Andrew McAuley disappeared just 50km from the end of a 1,600km kayak crossing from Tasmania to New Zealand a dozen years ago, experts began to investigate him. to guess. Nothing could be worth such a risk, they chided, especially to a man with a loving wife and young son.

An uninterrupted journey in all the countries of the world: Last week, Thor Pedersen boarded the right ship Kota Ratna, a 144 m long Pacific ocean liner. After waiting two years in Hong Kong for COVID restrictions to be lifted, Pedersen had finally left. He passed through Taiwan, Guam, Saipan and Yap on the 4,600 km journey to Palau. It is now down to seven countries: Tonga, Samoa, Tuvalu, New Zealand, Australia, Sri Lanka and the Maldives.

Australian giant cuttlefish. Photo: Shutterstock

Australia X-Rated Underwater Show: Every year, the small South Australian town of Whyalla hosts one of the most spectacular underwater events: the spawning of the giant Australian cuttlefish.

About the Author

Ash Routine

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