Hiking in Finland

Climbing, bikepacking, skiing & packrafting in the north

The Week in Review

I'm on my way north. The next "The Week In Review" is due on the 27th of March in a megalomanic four week edition, appropriately titled "The Month In Review" =) But fear not, possibly there will be a few interesting articles for you during the next weeks, so subscribe or follow!

News & Various:

Ryan writes on Tracks, Crud, and Powder.

The Trailblazes February Edition Podcast is available.

Benjamin shows how to make cereal bars.

Andy reports from the Outdoor Leisure Show.

Chris is starting a series called "Monday Meditation" in which he will inspire us with some fresh ideas.

Sam writes on the "The Art of Glissading" and shows us some fine facial expressions.

Dave's "Paper Dolls For Backpackers" is a wonderful excursion into shelter design. A recommended try-at-home.

Light As Possible is a new blog and it mainly shows off great MYOG projects. The minimalist Primaloft Vest looks fantastic!

New to backpacking and you get lost with all the terms? John compiled a handy Hiker Slang glossary for the rescue.

Bikerafting which combines bikes and packrafts as a means of transport.

Eric shows in a how-to guide how to waterproof new maps.


Carsten shares some first impressions from his time in New Zealand. I love it.

Dalene & Peter were padding around beautiful Roatán, Honduras.

From sun and warmth to blistering cold, as I wrote about my skiing trip which went a bit wrong. My toes are fine, and I am better prepared now =)

Alberto went with snowshoes to the Three Peaks, fantastic photos - and I get the sneaking suspicion that in Italy also in winter the sun always shines!

Cedar & Sand's birthday present from his wife: Two days in which he may pursue a fine solo adventure. Toroweap, here he comes.

Want a recommended read? Here ya go: Timo was with a kicksled in the outer archipelago. Can you say cool? ICE COOL.

Jaakko did some sloppy packing and cold weather skiing. All that gets me quite excited to see his future trip report from Svalbard!

Royal Wulff has an addiction.

Apertome rode from Muscatatuck to Crosley a sweet spring ride along fields, forests, lakes under a crisp blue sky.

Joe asks us to "Do not speak unless you can improve the silence". I believe he just want to listen to his metal music without being disturbed.

Nibe reports from mysterious Germany with gorgeous photos.

Nick went super fast again, as he hiked the hills of Cromdale.

Martin reports about Mad dogs and Englishmen in the heart of Wales, a post with wonderful photos.

Dave conducted a case study and the result is the First Epic of 2011.

Hawaii. Waianae Waterworks. Beautiful.

Barbara shows us the Bow Glacier Falls in a beautiful photo series.

Fine, mysterious photos from Mt Bogong via the Eskdale Spur.


Mark's "A Tale of Two Kuksas" is pitching the newcomer versus the old guy. Really well written, you want to check this post for sure.

Brian takes a good look at his eight month old Inov-8 Roclite 320 Trail Runners.

A Thru-Hiker's Heart: Tales of the Pacific Crest Trail is a book John reviewed.

Mr. Bunten reviews the Alpkit Gourdon 30 litre Rucksack a affordable and light sack for the aspiring lightweight hiker.

I got a good chuckle out of Jack's "Fi’zi:k saddle" post.

Stick is addicted to cuben fibre and did a video on his Bear Bagging System.

Rio shows off the Silva Siju.

Richard dresses warm in the Mountain Hardwear Micro Chill 100wt Fleece.

The terrybndBLOGCAM captured the Terra Nova's 'Laser Ultra 1' tent at the Outdoor Leisure Show.

creep likes it warm with the Kawasaki Pocket Warmer KPW-210.

Tenkara On The Fly reviews the Trico Pack.

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