Hiking in Finland

Climbing, bikepacking, skiing & packrafting in the north

The Week in Review XLVII

“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” - Antoine de Saint-Exupery



Trail Designs is working on the Zero-G Cone, which will be the lightest cone ever made.

Damien shares the best exercise for building Foot Strength.

The Tenkara Rod Co. is on Kickstarter with a project for two tenkara fly fishing rods which start at $100.

And the Critterstand now has a website and orders can be made.

Steven ponders about a Map Subscription Service.

Neil muses about where the wild things are (endangered): The state of our wild places.

New shoes: Inov-8 TrailRoc 235

Gear Reviews & Deals

The Bergfreunde Summer Sale goes into Round 3, now you’ll find tents, backpacks and various other outdoor gear heavily reduced.

CampSaver.com offers Free Shipping on orders over $50.

At GearTrade.com you can buy gear cheap and sell your own un-used kit for cash.

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Bergzeit has already a bunch of new gear from Patagonia, Salomon, Ortovox and others.

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Al shows you how to make an MYOG DuoMid Pole Extender.

Scenic Bikeway Filming – The Gear, a recommended read for videography enthusiasts.

David reviews the Columbia Trail Drier Windbreaker Jacket.

Jeff finds the Dorcy Head Lamps great lights for a great value.

Gareth reviews the Target Dry Kids Mac in a Sac.

Dave likes his Hill People Gear Tarahumara daypack.

Mark reviews the Eureka! / Nigor WickiUp 3 SUL.

Will reviews the Big Sky International Evolution 2P (Revision J) Tent.

Ultralight camping

Trip Reports

Dave MacLeod tried his first alpine route, the Paciencia, the hardest route on the north face of the Eiger.

Alex tries packrafting on the Eger.

Tomas hikes in the Anaga Mountains on Tenerife.

Colin shared a bunch of photos from the PCT while he starts the last leg of his thru-hike.

Leo shares travel lessons with his family.

Christine shares her Vaasa to Tampere cycling adventure.

The 2013 Graduation Hikes.

Peter went bear watching.

John heads to Kyamar on Day 6 of his Indian Himalayan Grand Traverse.

So far maybe the most splendid section on Roger’s Nordlandsruta, from Lønstua to Kvisteindalstunet.

Chris heads to the Sierras to take in the Perseid Meteor Shower.

The Wild Ass Tour continues.

A fine hike to the Sonklarspitze.

Andrew has left California on his PCT thru-hike.

Ryan hikes to to Beehive Well, Superstitions on his Vagabond Loop.

Desolation Seven Summits loop.

Jill continues to move slow and steady across Iceland.

Trev hikes to the Cupola Basin on New Zealand’s South Island.