Hiking in Finland

Climbing, bikepacking, skiing & packrafting in the north

Advent Calendar - Door Nine

Dear Santa,

my backpacking mates and me decided to try out rock climbing. We save so much weight that a bit of UL climbing gear added to the pack doesn't slow us down, but allows us to experience new adventures. Because I'm smart, I decided the Mammut Smart from Watzmann-Laden would be the best belay device for me as a beginner - it is light, its dynamic braking of the climber in an accidental fall, plus that it locks even at low levels of force exerted by the belayer make it a perfect first belay device for me. With 87 grams it doesn't break my back, but allows for extra security when belaying. And it's even Made in Italy, isn't that great?!


- An aspiring UL-Backpacker

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Thanks everyone. 15 o'clock Finnish time is 15 o'clock Finnish time, sorry :/

And the winner is... Simon Tranter - Congratulations! Please contact me via Email, you got till tomorrow 15 o'clock to get in touch otherwise it goes to the second in line! Thanks everyone else, see you tomorrow at 6 AM!

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