Hiking in Finland

Climbing, bikepacking, skiing & packrafting in the north

The Week in Review XXXIX

22°C Sundays.



”Why is the lay public obsessed with a bunch of rich wankers plodding up Everest?” - Jim Donini, Ascent 2013

The GoLite Shangria-La 2,3 and 5 are available again! They’re classic, proven shelters and now available for a very good price!

Check out the Beginners Guide to Rock Climbing.

The packrafting-store.de guys & girls were on the MDR BIWAK TV Series - you can watch it online there, too!

A quick update from Sean at OookWorks.

Girl Crush of the Month: Matilda Söderlund.

Wayfinding in a Liveable City.

Cass wants you to sign the Get Britain Cycling petition!

ULA Equipment now has their packs available in a new colour - and if you order one of their packs you also can get their 20° Down Bag for a reduced price!

There are still free spots on my Packrafting & Ultralight Backpacking Courses. Want to join? Enroll now!


Trip Reports

Tomáš heads out for an overnighter to Brdy.

Mark finds a pot of gold at the end of a hike.

Big Sur Coast.

Jill is over the slump.

Bikepacking Europe. Nick is on the fietspad through Europe.

Forrest explores Pine Creek Canyon, Zion National Park.


Fraser wears short sleeves in the Storm Clouds, a fine bikepacking TR.

Ally heads for a swim on the Blanc.

Chris, Alton and Cole hike up Mount Major.

Kangaroo Island.

Everyone can go hiking when the sun shines, a report from the Bergfreunde Blogger Meet-up.

Ben goes for a walk in the woods, Shenandoah National Park to be correct.

It’s Spring, as Mike reports.

Havasupai, Grand Canyon: Bench Trail, Mines, and Exit.

Maria heads out for a Torronsuo overnighter.

Roger reports about Bridges and Boardwalks on the Coast to Coast Sweden.

DMM Wallnuts & Offset Nuts

Gear Deals & Reviews

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Looking for outdoor gear for your kids? Bergzeit has you covered - from small backpacks over clothes to sunglasses and their first knife, you can get it all.

Kahtoola MICROspikes on sale at The Outdoor Warehouse - just £40!

Get a free Klymit XLITE Pad with the purchase of any XL Pad - that’s two pads for the price of one! Coupon Code: XLITE.

Looking for an around-town pack that also can function as a SUL pack? Then take a look at the Hyperlite Mountain Geat Summit Pack.

Want to build a Trad Rack™? Backcountry.com has a wide selection of climbing gear and has free 2-Day Shipping on orders over $50.

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

Buy Bergfreunde gear - Crash Pads, Quick draws, Fingerboards and more - and get a Climb On creme for free on top!

Alcohol Stoves

Derek discusses Knots vs. Hardware.

Jens looks at iPhone Apps and accessoires.

Brawny’s CDT Gear choices.

Chad is packing his gear for the Foothills Trail and takes with him…

$9.92 Wal-Mart Wide-Brimmed Hat.

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