Hiking in Finland

Climbing, bikepacking, skiing & packrafting in the north

The Week in Review

After last weeks popular "The Week in Review - Mystery Edition" we're back with a reload!

Okay, not today =) It's the "Video Madness" edition.

News & Various:

Mike Clelland! thinks about a wilderness-themed graphic novel. Check out his mood study and let him know that you want one!

A new lightweight backpacking blog from Finland worthy of your attention is http://korpijaakko.wordpress.com/. Jaakko is a regular reader and we met last year at the Erämessut in Riihimäki, and his site surely will become a wealth of knowledge for people who're interested in Arctic adventures.

Antti's blog is also worth checking out at http://longdistancetrail.wordpress.com/. He writes about Long Distances trails around the world, and if that is only remotely of interest to you, you should surf there immediately.

Want to take your photography up a notch? Then read The Photographer’s Guide to Depth of Field.

Gavin realized that a Photo in the Hand is worth a thousand in the Hard Drive. I concur. Though Dropbox is a awesome alternative.

Ed likes trees. I like Ed's photos of trees.

thf2 needs a Trail Name. I think so, too.

Jeremy blogs about The Runner in Winter and yes, it includes a fine video.

Timo reports on the new ski binding from Kuusamon Uistin and made one himself. Sweet.

Angelo recommends the Hoh Rain Forest in case you find yourself on the Olympic Peninsula in western Washington.

Who is the lightest of them all? was a post this week by yours truly, in which I tried to say that it is not gear, but the outdoors, that count for me. Dave takes it a step further, and in his great article (re)defines lightweight backpacking - a recommended read.

The Jolly Green Giant is back and writes A Little Bit About Not a Lot.

Steven presents his version of "The Week In Review". Imitation is the best flattery, right ;)

Here's a great video which shows how two women break camp in the morning. They're ready in a minute - can you beat that, man?!

Trip Reports:

James went to Wensleydale and found death moles.

terrybnd was under the moon but above the cloud. Stunning photos of sunset, a rising moon, and lovely Peal District scenery. Oh yeah, video included as well.

Martin and James enjoyed rain and wind. Well, almost.

John and Jean from panafoot want the rain to go away. It seems their wish was granted, as there are stunning photos from their Alaska trip.

David serves a delicious set of photos from his Cairngorms trip. If this be a restaurant, and I a waiter, and you an undecided guest, I'd recommend this to you. Take with a glass of Coulée d'Or.

Mr. Dial is rocking his packraft in Tasmania. You saw the video above, now go read the blog post. Then watch the video again.

Geoff presents the Hebog circuit.

creep from Japan went winter hiking with friends near North Yatsugadake Sunohaikingu.

Peter went on a short overnighter on the Kuhankuono ski route, and experienced that Snowmobilers are morons.

Alex enjoyed mist and magic on Ben Lui.

Gear Addicts confess:

Brian looks at the Terra Nova Laser 20L Backpack.

Robin wears boots for walking. Boots like the Adidas Terrex Fast X FM Mid GTX.

Dave discloses a few Mounting tricks for skis.

Northern Walker takes a first look at the Vaude Hogan XT.

Jack introduces us to the Sub-35 Pound Touring Rig (including gear).

Ryan enjoys warm toes in winter and now you can, too!

This is the video edition, so how better to wrap it up with a review of videos? Wizards of the PCT and the Walk Series are reviewed by Fax.

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