Hiking in Finland

Climbing, bikepacking, skiing & packrafting in the north

The Week in Review XX

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A new dawn is on the horizon, and it is a cold one.

First frost


The 2nd Hiking in Finland Photography Contest is in full swing with some very fine submissions already, though there’s still plenty of time to take part and win a Swedish FireKnife!

Alex gets inside the Tweeds of a Victorian Gentleman Climber.

Will writes about living and dying well, and concludes that neither are about the money.

Sititng at work but longing to see the Alps, Patagonia or the Himalayas? Mountain Panoramas is giving you your mountain fix when going outdoors isn’t possible!

Interested in the Outdoor economy in the USA? Read the Outdoor Recreation Economy 2012 report, and you’ll be surprised to find out that outdoor recreation is a larger and more critical sector of the American economy than many others.

There’s a new GoPro in town.

Looking for a new Down Jacket? Buy one at Partioaitta and they give you a night in a hotel in Finland on top!

Brian has an interview with Author Michael Lanza, author of Before They’re Gone — A Family’s Year-Long Quest to Explore America’s Most Endangered National Parks.

Where the Wild Things are - Adam Bradley goes 4700 miles!

Kim explains why she has always been just a little too Badass to carry a SPOT Device.

Trip Reports

Odd gets a very fine birthday present.

Nick heads out for an overnighter to Jerome Rock Lakes.

Jill is out for her first training ride before Frog Hollow.

Andreas enjoys the winter in Patagonia.

Some very inspiring [winter] climbing trips from Jon in the Canadian Rockies.

John reviews the Grande Escursione Appenninica (GEA) Trail.

Wet forest

Linda enjoys a rainy day in Indian Heaven.

Pini and Holly head out around Cradle Mountain in Tasmania.

Paul and mates went bikepacking (rafting) the North Canol Heritage Trail.

Superb photos from Oulanka National Park from Antti.

3 Bloggers, 2 Munros and a Wild Camp.

Stephen and friends went backpacking the Olympic Coast and Lake Ozette.


SUL backpacker John takes a look at the Suluk46 Collapsible Titanium Stove.

James enlightens you on how to save Money on Outdoor Gear.

Toby reviews the Marmot Basic Work Glove.

Timo takes a very good look at the Decathlon Merino Shirts.

Henrik made a very good looking MYOG Tyvek Bivy.

Barefoot hikers will be delighted by Jake’s Luna Leadville Pacer w/ MGT & ATS Laces Backpacking Review. I still think that Jake does awesome stuff, and takes ultralight a step further, so check out this review to see what’s possible.

Cyclists will enjoy the Montane Featherlite Velo H2O Jacket review from Matt.

A review of the Six Moon Designs Starlite backpack.

Lou reviews the CAMP X3 600 & X3-Light Rucksacks.

Steven reviews the RikSak by Gossamer Gear.

Brian reviews and gives away Premier Protein Bars.

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