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Links of the Week April 10th – 17th: The Best in Adventure Travel News and Stories

Greg Mortenson, Nobel Peace Prize nominee and author of Three Cups of Tea, a book recounting his experiences founding the Central Asia Institute (an educational charity in Pakistan and Afghanistan), was accused of making up parts of the book, using the charity as his “personal ATM”, and overstating the activities of the charity. Read more in The Telegraph

A Russian expedition was stranded without equipment at the Kangchenjunga base camp after their porters mysteriously ‘misplaced’ their gear on the way up the mountain. Read more here

Hostelbookers.com launched a contest in which anyone can win free accommodations for two in 7 cities of their choice. You can enter here

Endurance athlete Dave Cornthwaite and his friend Sebatstian Terry reached Las Vegas, Nevada after a 1400 mile tandem bicycle ride from Vancouver, B.C. Check out the website here

Roz Savage set out from Fremantle, Australia for Mumbai, India alone in a kayak as part of a series of ridiculously long kayking journeys that she is doing to awareness about climate change and threats to the health of our oceans. Read more on the Adventure Blog

16-year-old snowboarder Pat Burgener of Switzerland did the first switch backside triplecork 1440 in history. Watch the video here

National Parks Week kicked off in the United States for the first time on April 16th with lots of events. For more information about what’s going on check out their website or the National Parks Promotional Council website.

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