Hiking in Finland

Climbing, bikepacking, skiing & packrafting in the north

The Week in Review XIII

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Looks like autumn, smells like autumn, yes, it’s autumn!

Blueberries and autumn colours

Since I write HIF on Octopress and write my articles in Markdown, you might have realized that links no longer open in a new tab when you click them. This has two reasons:

  • Markdown does not have a “target=”_blank” shortcut in its syntax, and I’m too lazy to go back and write links in HTML
  • It is good User Experience etiquette to let you choose how to open a link - in the same tab, in a new tab or window, or in a new browser

So while the many of you [those polled on twitter at least =] prefer to have links automatically open in a new tab, I will continue to not force it upon you and let you choose. If you’re on a Mac, Cmd + Click opens a link in a new tab, while on a Windows computer you probably have to right click the link and choose Open link in new tab. Happy browsing!


Errin from Frontage Roads Needs You!

Jack has joined the Social Media circus and you now can follow him on Twitter & Facebook.

Like Mark’s photos? Now you can buy limited editions from him!

High Altitude Dopers & Armstrong.

I interviewed HMG’s Mike St. Pierre - Again!

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Trip Reports

Cass still enjoys the Cordillera Blanca in Peru, this time bikepacking to Laguna Ishinca.

Sonja goes backpacking on the Lost Coast, with three days sunshine and no fog.

Adam visits Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. A must see.

Nick spends four Days in the Northwest Highlands, and hikes from Glenfinnan to Glen Cluanie.

James is back from Sweden, and shares some first photos and thoughts from the Kungsleden.

Hike Sinatra starts his UL Summit trip report with an introduction.

Joni was packrafting on Menorca.

And David has been packrafting in Scotland again, from coast to coast - Taynuilt to Spey Bay.

Jaakko tried some fastpacking and packrafting on the Moskkugaisi Traverse.

Superb writing by Craig: The Race Unspoken.

Jess heads out on a Sahale climb.

Dave and M hit the Two Medicine-Dawson Loop.

Blake and friends head up the Skywalk Buttress on the SW Peak of Combatant. Superb.

There’s also a new Routing on Mt. Asgard, which is a excellent adventure you’ll want to read about.



Peter shares his first impressions of the Lowepro Photo Sport 200 AW.

Useful for smelly backpackers: How To De-Stink Your Synthetic Outdoor Apparel.

Peter visits Montane and sees all the newest and lightest kit coming from them.

Mike C! on how to Liberate yourself from Toilet paper.

Robin takes good care of his nails when backpacking, thanks of the Wenger Evo Grip Nail Clip Pocket Knife.

Brian likes himself some good cord, like the OscarDelta Hybrid Kevlar SERE Cord 1505.

Mark plays with alcohol and fire for his Zelph BushBuddy Companion article.

Salomon Speedcross 3

Gear Deals & Offers

It’s autumn, which means it gets cold. Grab an Arc’teryx Atom LT Hooded Insulated Jacket - Men’s from $159 + Free 2-Day Shipping at Backcountry.com.

The ladies might fancy an Icebreaker - Women’s Sport LTD 320 Cornice Hood for just 90€.

Lightweight gear and MYOG? Check the Trekking-Lite-Store.com Outlet and if you’re into MYOG, see what extremtextil.de has currently on offer.

Find Family Camping Gear at REI.com

Save up to 60% on Discounted and Closeout Tents, Sleeping Bags, Backpacks, Clothing, Climbing Gear and More! Now at the CampSaver Outlet

Labor Day Sale - Trail, Camp & Climb Gear Up To 75% Off At TheClymb. Expires 9/3/2012 At 8:00AM PDT.

For that autumn rain, have a look at the Patagonia Men’s Torrentshell Jacket for only $71.99 (orig. $129) with code JACKSON at checkout. Free Shipping on orders over $49.

Need a new camera for all those autumn trips? Treat yourself to a ContourROAM or a GoPro HD Camera!