Hiking in Finland

Climbing, bikepacking, skiing & packrafting in the north

The Week in Review XLVIII

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” - R. Emerson



The new Mid-Life Crisis is: Being awesome.

Five stove-free breakfasts.

How to Stay and Play in Denali National Park.

There’s a new Long-Distance Trail in Estonia.

Sven ponders after one year of trailrunning.

Dave introduces you to Parksfolio.

Ryan interviews Tavis Piattoly for his Nutrition for Thru-hikers series.

FixnZip for when your zipper breaks on the trail.

UL Tenkara fly fishing setup

Gear Reviews & Deals

The Tendon Smart Lite 9,8 mm single rope is on sale at Bergfreunde. Their Summer Sale is soon over, too - now’s the time to get great gear for low prices!

Get a ULA OHM Backpack Sewn in USA from ULA Equipment.

Check out the Deal Of The Week from REI-Outlet.com.

Save up to 60% on Discounted and Closeout Tents, Sleeping Bags, Backpacks, Clothing, Climbing Gear and more at the CampSaver Outlet.

Buy a pair of shoes at Bergzeit and get a First Aid Kit & Mini Tool for free on top!

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Scott gives you the run-down of his gear used on the Canning Stock Route, which he cycled!

DIY Tyvek Raincoat 130g.

Chad has a new ZPacks Zero Backpack.

Matt share his thoughts on the practicalities and gear of his Iceland by bicycle tour.

Alan ponders: 12-10 Stove MYOG or not?

Jake’s Sawyer Hydration System.

Christine gives you her conclusion, tips and equipment of her Cycling Scandinavia Tour.

Joslyn’s three Favorite Bushcraft Items.


Trip Reports

Steve & Katrijn are back from their EPIC 13 month hike, and take a look back to Greenland. Welkom terug!

裏銀座縦走 Day2 雲ノ平〜三俣蓮華岳〜双六小屋.

Dondo heads to the Flat Tops WIlderness.

Paul visits The Scafells.

Crag X.

Around, up, within.

Packrafting, down in the canyon.

Nick spends time in Poland. Beautiful country, great vodka.

Houousanzan, always good for a thrill.

Helen cycles through the Russian Altai Mountains.

Forrest joins friends and paddles the North Fork of the Flathead River.

Joery hikes the Escapardenne Eisleck trail.

Jens helps you to go hiking on Mallorca.

James is passing the baton.

Nick spends good times in Glacier National Park with his dad.

Dawn heads for a Climbing Camp on her NOLS Expedition.

Peter heads out with his boys for a weekend in Västerby.

Casey is prospecting Ninemile.

Return of the Sea Haar.

And Andrew got a bit too close to his liking to Lightning on his hike to Maglić and the Via Dinarica.