Hiking in Finland

Climbing, bikepacking, skiing & packrafting in the north

The Week in Review XLVI

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s mind there are few.” - Shunryu Suzuki

Thoughts, high as mountains


The Pacific Crest Trail speed record was broken. 45 miles a day - could you do it, for weeks on end?

A short intermission.


Chad lets you copy his gear list.

The Lay of the Land. Of maps, mountains and tech.

John ponders about Waterproof Breathable Cuben Fiber… using eVENT technology.

Jetboil booth

Gear Reviews & Deals

GearTrade.com - Buy Gear Cheap. Sell Your Own Gear For Cash!

Waterproof your iPhone while touching the screen! The new iPhone 5 Nuud Case from LifeProof.com allows full functionality with complete Water, Dirt, and Drop protection!

Have a look at the Official REI Coupons & Rebates page.

Take an extra 20% off your entire order with code AVROADTRIP3 at the Sierra Trading Post. Valid through September 4, 2013.

The Bergzeit Summer Sale still continues, with alpine and mountaineering gear now being reduced up to 50% reduced.

Nick’s Threadbare and a shoestring budget article is a recommended read.

Beni takes a peak at new tents and sleeping bags from the OutDoor.

Steven takes a look at the Grand Trunk Parachute Nylon Double Hammock.

ProBars are a great Vegan Bar.

Philip reviews the Soto WindMaster OD-1RX Canister Stove.

Ulrich reviews the ultralight One moment Shoes.

Matthew takes a first look at the Klymit Inertia X-Lite Camping Mat.

Forrest presents his Two-Pound Packrafting Kit.

Trip Reports

Days better than others: Zwardon to Makow Podhalanski.

To be Real.

Joe spent four days along Norway’s National Bicycle Route 4.

The Birthday Trip.

Jacob heads to Saddlebag and beyond.

Jill is Racing the Planet in Iceland - slow and steady.

Leol enjoys the Tapto Lakes and it’s easy to see why.

You will find Nick on Koch Peak.

Roger continues the Nordlandsruta Trip Report.

Corinna praises the Hörner.

Katahdin, The Greatest Mountain.

Casey is back from Idaho with a bunch of great photos.

An Up and Down Independence Day.

Another Brovernighter™ in Rovaniemi.

Christine visited me in Vaasa on her Cycling Scandinavia Tour!

Dawn didn’t shower for 23 days on her NOLS Backpacking Expedition.

Al enjoyed a fine overnight camp at Measand Beck.

Cass is back in the Cordillera Blanca.

Julien, Tony and Hana adventure on a hard route for hard dogs.

Tony, Nigel and Simon head out for a two nights to the Rhinogs in North Wales.