Hiking in Finland

Climbing, bikepacking, skiing & packrafting in the north

The Week in Review XL

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The Private Life of the Barn Owl.

Win a Montane Minimus Ultralight Rain Shell.

Christine plans to cycle Scandinavia.

Find that your MSR Dragonfly or Primus OmniLite Ti are too loud? Get a QuietStove for them!

Lazyman’s Strawberry and Rhubard Pie.

Want to improve your navigation? Join Nigel on a Navigation course - or win one!

Tips for Pregnant Hikers.

Check out the new ultralight gear from trekking-lite-store.com.

Becoming One with the Mud.


Trip Reports

Toby reports from Lyngen in May, a ski-mountaineering trip report.

Děčínský Sněžník - gorgeous scenery from Czech.

Catalonia Climbing.

Juonionlahti bouldering.

Yosemite’s North Rim.

Wildflower Overload.

Jake was staying in the Enchanted Valley Chalet.

A wet hike from Mayrhofen to the Steinerkogel.

Joe enjoys new places, old places.

Mile 558 - Class of Philosophers, Hikertown, and Soul Sucking Winds.

Carsten’s impressions from the 1st Coast to Coast Sweden.

Zion Run: LaVerkin Creek and Bear Trap Falls.


Gear Deals & Reviews

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Trekking gear up to 60% reduced at Bergzeit.de.

Outdoorline.sk has CRUX backpacks on offer.

Check out the GoLite Memorial Day Lead-Up Sale! Get An Extra 15% Off All Outdoor Gear & Apparel At GoLite.com Through May 27th - Plus Free Shipping Over $100!.

The most-used backpack on PCT thru-hikes? The ULA Equipment Catalyst. Planning a long hike? Then check it out!

Backcountrty.com has a wide selection of hiking & camping gear - get your sporks, cups and headlamps from them!

Slings, Quick Draws and more climbing gear are on offer at Bergfreunde.de.

DIY Energy Bars.

DIY One-Season Top Quilt or Liner.

Folding a suit jacket for travel.

Marius’ three favorite backpacking items.

ZPacks Waterproof Breathable Cuben Fiber Rain Jacket - a one year review.

Montane Medusa 32 reviewed.

Skiing boots: The Weight On Your Feet.

Moutain Equipment Redline Mitts reviewed.