Walking Home From Mongolia: Still Walking!

“It has been a few months since I last checked in on Rob Lilwall and Leon McCarron, those crazy adventurers who have been Walking Home From Mongolia since last November. In this case “home” refers to Hong Kong, a destination that is more than 5000km (3106 miles) away from where the trek actually began.”  Via The Adventure Blog.


International Coastal Cleanup 2012  Data Release

“For more than a quarter of a century, volunteers with Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup have picked up everything imaginable along the world’s shorelines: cigarette butts, food wrappers, and even the proverbial kitchen sink.

These passionate ocean lovers not only pick up trash that endangers the health of humans, wildlife, and coastal economies, they count every item as well.

The resulting item-by-item, location-by-location Ocean Trash Index provides an invaluable snapshot of just what’s out there, and helps inform lasting solutions.”  Via Ocean Conservancy


TNB: The End is Near. Repent!

‘“The climbing scene has become a fad and the common man is bringing the Art down to his own level of values and competence.”

I read this just today. I wasn’t surfing climbingnarc.com, or supertopo, or mountain project or mountainsandwater.com, although you can certainly find similar thoughts on any of those sites, throw a dart!

That opening pearl is by Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia and the Great Pacific Iron Works (now Black Diamond), and it was published in Ascent in a 1972 article Coonyard Mouths Off. That article was published right around when I started climbing, and it was one of the first climbing articles I ever read.”  Via Rock and Ice

About The Author

Lauren Rains is the editor at large of Outdoor Minded Mag. She is struck by wanderlust, and spends most waking hours of her life either exploring the outdoors around the globe or working on various passion projects be it film to microadventures to cooking chili. You can read about her adventures in life, biz and travel on her blog TheMadToLive.com, and catch up with her on Twitter at @LaurRAINS.