This weeks links (2017-06-05)

In brief:

* Forged by fire: Volcanoes in Victoria (2017-May-17) [Australian Geographic]
There are hundreds of dormant volcanoes and other geological features smattered across Victoria’s Western District.

* ‘It’s pretty high’: climber tells how he scaled Everest twice in a week (2017-June-08) [Guardian]
Kilian Jornet made climbs without fixed ropes or oxygen and suffered illness on first ascent but is laid back about his exploits.

* Exclusive: Climber Completes the Most Dangerous Rope-Free Ascent Ever (2017-Jun-03) [National Geographic]
Alex Honnold has become the first climber to free solo Yosemite’s 3,000-foot El Capitan wall.

* Go the distance: 25 best books about hiking (2017-Mar-11) [Atlas & Boots]
We take a look at the best books about hiking, from thrilling adventure stories to technical trail guides and everything in between.
We’ve used Amazon and Goodreads’ bestsellers lists along with some personal favourites to put together a list of what we believe to be the best books about hiking.

* What if All I Want is a Mediocre Life? [No Side Bar]
What if I embrace my limitations and stop railing against them? Make peace with who I am and what I need and honor your right to do the same. Accept that all I want is a small, slow, simple life. A mediocre life. A beautiful, quiet, gentle life.



* Dehydration? Drink Up! (2017-Jun-05) [Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre]
Despite what Rexona would have us believe, sweating is a normal and useful bodily function. Just like a radiator is vital for preventing your car from overheating, the process of sweating is vital for maintaining a core body temperature within normal ranges. When water losses are not adequately matched with fluid intake, dehydration occurs. Other than making us feel thirsty, dehydration leads to fatigue, increased perceived exertion, increased heart rate, stomach upset and impaired mental functioning. Fluid deficits as little as 2% of initial body weight (ie. 1.5kg for a 75kg athlete) have been linked to significant reductions in sporting performance.


* Trans Am Bike Race 2017 #tabr2017

* Critérium du Dauphiné – Live on SBS
SBS brings you the Critérium du Dauphiné from 4 – 11 June. Here’s the latest updates on the eight stage race, a traditional warm-up before the big dance around France.

Critérium du Dauphiné broadcast and streaming times

Sunday, 4 June. Stage 1: Saint-Étienne – Saint-Étienne (170 km)
2145 – 2315 SBS Viceland and streaming online

Monday, 5 June. Stage 2: Saint-Chamond – Arlanc (171 km)
2300 – 0035 SBS Viceland and streaming online

Tuesday, 6 June. Stage 3: Le Chambon-sur-Lignon – Tullins (184 km)
2320 – 0035 SBS Viceland and streaming online

Wednesday, 7 June. Stage 4: La Tour-du-Pin – Bourgoin-Jallieu (23.5 TT)
2300 – 0035 SBS Viceland and streaming online

Thursday, 8 June. Stage 5: La Tour-de-Salvagny – Mâcon (175 km)
2300 – 0035 SBS Viceland and streaming online

Friday, 9 June. Stage 6: Parc des Oiseaux Villars-les-Dombes – La Motte-Servolex (145.5 km)
2300 – 0035 SBS Viceland and streaming online

Saturday, 10 June. Stage 7: Aosta – Alpe d’Huez (167.5 km)
2135 – 2310 SBS Viceland and streaming online

Sunday, 11 June. Stage 8: Albertville – Plateau de Solaison (115 km)
2145 – 2310 SBS Viceland and streaming online

Some reading/listening:

* Jessica Reisman – Bourbon, Sugar, Grace (2017-Jun-07) [Tor]
“Bourbon, Sugar, Grace” by Jessica Reisman is a science fiction novelette about Fox, a young salvager living in a mining colony on an inhospitable planet abandoned by its owners once the mines were shut. When Fox is hired to find an object lost in a recent accident, she finds a mystery, an opportunity, and trouble.

Something from Bandcamp:
No Grave But The Sea by Alestorm

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