Hiking in Finland

Climbing, bikepacking, skiing & packrafting in the north

The Week in Review XXIV

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Various shades of grey, with various degrees of wetness, with various degrees of coldness. That’s November in one sentence.

The other side of the lake


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Kolby is a Finalist in the Great Walks competition and needs your support - go vote for him!

Mammut issues an urgent warning about permanently installed quick draws and carabiners in climbing areas.

A directory of ANT devices which work together. Useful.

LOCUS GEAR introduces a new colour for their shelters - Alpine Green.

The 2013 Winter Fatbike Summit is next January - mark your calendars!

Brian gives away a Flat Cat Gear Snow Leopard Cookset.

Zed tries to bring us towards a Functional Definition for Ultralight Backpacking.

James wonders Why [Go] Ultralight.

Tony picked up MLD’s TGO Award. Congratulations.

Anna and Chris share Five Lessons from the Trail.

Alaistair suggest you start saving for your £1000 Adventure.

Damien thinks that Life is an Endurance Sport.

Paul wonders why there’s not more b/w outdoors photography?

Week two of the Winter Outdoor Giveaway - go enter!

Trip Reports

Angelica went for an autumn hike in the Siebengebirge.

Paul hikes up Great Gable for the Remembrance Day Service.

Colin’s Coast & Moor is full of fine photos.

John reflects on this Years Walks.

Tatsuya and Jotaro head out to Mt. Tsurugi.

Garmin fenix | Compass

Nick reports on recent Hyalite ice climbing conditions and winter layering. Stunning winter photos.

David heads to France for some packrafting.

Joery brings us a May and an Oktober walk over the Hautes Fagnes trail - superb like always.

Andy spents a perfect day on Arans.

Cedar & Sand has a fantastic set of photos from Red Slot, the Paria River, and Asay and Deer Creek Canyons.

Nick heads out for a day trip up Carn Liath & Bynack Lodge.

The Jolly Green Giant shares a very interesting story of a being the weakest link. A recommended read.

92 gram of Titanium Awesomness

Gear Reviews

Do you love to check out people’s gear choices in their trip reports, looking closely in photos, trying to identify gear used? Real touring bikes: Montana then is somethign for you, where you can look at the Touring Bikes people use in Montana!

Willem walked Scandinavia with Inov8 Flyrocs 310 and shares his experiences. A good read.

Check out Colin’s When Will it Break Gear Reviews, to see how long some gear has survived in his usage.

Still thinking to get an gasoline stove for winter? The lightest? Then read this Soto Muka Stove Review.

Marius helps you changing your shoelaces on your Trailrunners to safe some weight. Very cool!

An introduction to UL climbing.

Gear Deals

Save on Top Climbing Gear from Black Diamond, Petzl, Mammut, & More at CampSaver.

Backcountry.com Thanksgiving Sale - 50% off 17,000+ Items & Free 2-Day Shipping - Expires 11/21

The Gregory Alpinisto 35 and Alpinisto 50 are now available at Bergzeit.de!