Hiking in Finland

Climbing, bikepacking, skiing & packrafting in the north

The Week in Review XXXII

Sweden is worth a trip, in case you didn’t know yet.

Abisko Ice Climbing Festival 2013


Buying a Dream, a superb essay on why we buy gear.

Original Photo Art has a new website and cheaper prices - get a unique piece of Lapland photography for your wall!

GoLite has two new lightweight tents this season, the Imogene UL2 and Imogene UL3. Both are currently 50% so a good deal if you need a new tent.

The Future Is Now - High-tech materials and the next generation of outdoor gear.


Outdorky has a new look and name.

Neil on Introducing your kids to hiking.

The Patagonia Encapsil Down Belay Parka is ultralight and has a fill-power of 1000 cuin. Want one? Be quick, only 1000 were made.

GORUCK offers their superb packs at the moment in a few limited edition colours, get one while they last.

The SimpleOutdoorStore has all kinds of little useful items.

Campfire Recipes is a collection of tasty recipes for backcountry gourmets.

Guthook’s Guide to the Appalachian Trail App is out!

A couple of new outdoor blogs.

Ice Breaks: Don’t be in the way of it as it falls.

If you own a Petzl NAO, TIKKA 2 or ZIPKA 2 you should update the Operating System.

Christine helps you to plan your own route for a long-distance hike.

GORE-TEX WILD FOREST Trailrace 2013.

Anders leading a route

Trip Reports

Boe is Splitboarding the Coleman Pinnacle.

Paul enjoys a wild camp on the Catbells.

A winter hike through the Partnachklamm.

A family snowshoe hike on the Burning Bear Trail.

An autumn hike on Yatsugatake.

Scott has Nerves of Steel.

Chris enjoys Frozen Fog in the Northern Presidential Range.

Ryan & Henning climb Seven routes in Angus.

Dylan spends a few days in the Wind River Range.

Andrew hiked for a few days in New Zealand, up to Arthur’s Pass.

Don and his wife spend a day on the rocks.

Jilly is the Pinball Cyclist in New Zealand.

Mark goes trekking in Yunnan, China.

A Summer bike tour with kids in Sweden.

Olov goes for a Dent Favre north face ski descent

Nick and Julia head out for a winter overnighter.

Prairie Creek Redwoods.

Restless rest stop.

From Tarragal to the Springs on Greg’s Great South West Walk.

A visit on Harakka island

Bonneville Hot Springs in Winter.

Day one on the Northwest Trail - two Fatbikes enjoying the winter.

Peter is out skiing.

Roy roving.

Nick’s first winter camp on the Fairy Glen and Upper Gairn.

Fraser goes out for a Ibuprofen Powered overnighter.

Jean and John are not Snowbirds.

The new Petzl Ice Screws

Gear Reviews & Gear Deals

Colin’s MYOG Quilt looks rather superb. Also Brendan was quilting, which looks sweet, too.

Backpacking Food Galore!

Jim plays with the The Kovea Spider (KB-1109) Remote Canister Stove.

Forrest is packing for Packrafting, a superb resource for anyone looking to get the right gear for packrafting adventures.

John plays with the Snow Peak Ultra-light Umbrella.

Montane Sabretooth gloves reviewed.

Simond Alpinism Pants reviewed.

A 2.1 g pot holder.

A windscreen for the Coleman F1 stove.

Outdoors with babies and toddlers? Take a look at the LittleLife Voyager S2 Child Carrier Review.

NAHBS pick ‘n mix.

Multifuel-Stoves for the Caldera Cone-System.

A first Look at the Yama Mountain Gear Cirriform SW Tent.

Gravity Grip vs Thighstraps.

Lightweight Winter Hammock Camping.

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MSR Lightning Axis snowshoes - 20% off at Bergzeit!

Also at Bergzeit, lots of Arc’teryx woman garments on sale.

Pick up a Lumix GF2 with a 14mm Lens for £350! A great deal for this fine camera.

NEW Purple Blaze is LIVE for ULA Backpacks Sewn in the USA!

50% OFF on Outdoor Gear & Clothing at REI-OUTLET!

Check out the new Spring Collection at Bergfreunde.

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