What I’ve been reading this week, 8 September 2019
Colorado Rockies, Kodak courage, the blindness of outdoors media, and how almost everything about Goodreads is broken.
Long-distance hiking and the outdoors
The best moments in life should never be rushed – an update from Chris Townsend on his Colorado Rockies walk. Looks fantastic!
Kodak courage: social media and risk in the mountains – a solid piece by Ash Routen on a subject I have been studying with great interest recently.
Angus hillwalker climbs Munro on every full moon – and writes book charting his adventures – Alan’s fondness for climbing mountains at night is legendary. I’m looking forward to reading this new book about his moonlit ascents.
Four kilos of gum and a rowing machine: how the most popular mountains became a mess – while this situation is insane, I find it troubling how the outdoors media (and I include myself here) never admit how we have enabled an environment where this is kind of thing happens. A reckoning is coming.
Swedish mountain loses highest peak title due to global heating – ‘The mountains are changing so fast – higher temperatures, less snow, winter rain.’
Norway Sami community fights for survival as temperatures rise – depressing stuff.
We have ruined childhood – ‘For youngsters these days, an hour of free play is like a drop of water in the desert. Of course they’re miserable.’
Writing, editing, and books
Almost everything about Goodreads is broken – I stopped using Goodreads years ago because it’s just a bad website that’s hard to use. Amazing to read that nothing has changed.
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