Picks of the Week — May 17, 2018 (Photo by Elisabeth Kruger/WWF US)


Training the Polar Bear Patrol   
Eva Holland •  Hakai Magazine •  May 2018  
Ride along with a first-time patroller as he learns how to keep polar bears safe in the Arctic. 

Death in the Alpine
Sarah Tory • High Country News • May 2018
Is social media fucking with our relationship to risk? And how deadly are the consequences? 


Avalanches. Frostbite. Double Amputation. And Still, he Scaled Everest.
Rejneesh Bhandari • New York Times • May 2018
Make the trek to Kathmandu, Nepal, and meet the Chinese climber Xia Boyu.

Timelapse from Everest Base Camp
Outside Magazine
It's everything you need to watch at your desk this week. 

The Mountain Runner that Scaled Everest Twice in One Week
National Geographic • May 2018
Killian Jornet achieved what no other mountain runner has before—two Everest summits without oxygen in five days.