Good for: Expedition updates
Written by: Austin, Texas-based blogger Kraig Becker, owner of the twitter handle @KungFuJedi
Though the blog contains gear reviews, book write-ups, and the occasional viral video, expedition updates anchor the site. Becker includes everything from announcements of coming climbs, to updates on a teen explorer’s round-the-world sail, to day-by-day details of a skier’s Antarctic. The posts are frequent (three to four a day) and delivered in an earnest voice that shows an appreciation for the athlete’s quest.
A team of American adventurers is preparing to take on the Arctic Ocean next year, and if successful in their venture, they will become the first group to row non-stop across that body of water. That aptly named Arctic Row 2012 is scheduled to get underway in July of next year, and if you're looking for something to do next summer, maybe you can join the expedition.
The team of rowers currently consists of Paul Ridley, Collin West, and Neal Mueller. All three already have some impressive credits on their adventure resumes. Ridley, for example, has already rowed solo across the Atlantic Ocean, while West is a top adventure racer, and Mueller has climbed the Seven Summits and swam the English Channel. They're hoping to add a fourth member to the squad before they embark and interested parties are encouraged to e-mail [email protected] for more information.