Hiking in Finland

Climbing, bikepacking, skiing & packrafting in the north

The Week in Review XXXIII

That’s been one of my mantras - focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains. - Steve Jobs

Berghaus Octans 40


LOCUS GEAR now has an English page!

Alex writes about the future of Scottish winter climbing.

Skåneleden Hörbuch.

Lost track of where the Blogstöckchen is that I caught from OZme and threw onwards in January? Axel from Outdoorseite is keeping trck, listing who already wrote about his/ her three favorite items, and who still hasn’t.

5 Reasons Why Bicycle Tourism Matters.

A free eBook for Backpackers, the ones who sleep in Hostels, reviewed by Jens.

Vote on the Future of Backpacking North.

The Chris Townsend Interview.

Female hygiene: a backcountry guide and tips.

Alpines from the abyss - an essay in geo-poetry.


Trip Reports

Packrafting in Australia.

David is hiking the West Coast Trail.

An Japanese Autumn hike on Nagasawa Okutama.

Coyote High Sierra Traverse via Fatbike.

Juho was ice climbing in Korouomaa.

Jill is riding the invisible highway.

Andrew heads out on a Stubbe Springs loop.

Tony was on a freezing wild camp on Dartmoor.

Hammock Camping in the Grand Canyon.

Tatsunokuchi mountain picnic.

Sublime photos from the Svalbard archipelago in winter.

Petzl NAO

Gear Reviews & Deals

The Rick Hunter Longtail Fatbike for Scott Felter of Porcelain Rocket. Be careful, you might want a new bike after reading this.

RMYOG ReMake Your Own Gear.

Dane on iceclimbing ropes.

Don goes Stoveless.

Haglöfs Vassi Freeride Collection reviewed.

An MTBers Guide to Brewing Coffee on the Road.

Vintage style bushcraft kit. Not light but pretty, useful and durable.

Ortovox Piz Bianco reviewed.

Ski Mountaineering Gear.

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Ski helmets up to 51% reduced at Bergzeit.

The North Face gear is up to 60% off at Backcountry.com.

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Berghaus Octans 40