Hiking in Finland

Climbing, bikepacking, skiing & packrafting in the north

The Week in Review LI

“You get to the top of a wall, there’s nothing up there. Lionel Terray, the great French climber called it ‘The conquistadors of the useless.’ Yeah, the end result is absolutely useless, but every time I travel, I learn something new and hopefully I get to be a better person.” – Yvon Chouinard, 180 Degrees South

Cranes going south


Your child doesn’t want to go hiking anymore, and you just arrived at your week-long hiking destination? Ute shows some ways how you could solve that problem!

Every fall the leaves turn yellow, red and brown, and also every fall GoPro releases a new HERO camera. The latest incarnation is the HERO 3+ and if you guessed that it’s lighter, smaller and better then you wouldn’t have been far off the mark. Positive side effect: The still awesome HERO3 is on offer.

Bunyan Velo issue 3 is now online. High quality content for cyclist of all tastes. Go read.

Black Diamond launched a super apparel line this year, and for next year they will bring us Gore Tex garments. Good stuff!

Chad has a Mile… Mile & A Half, Special Edition DVD & 5 oz Flask Give Away.

Now you can get An Ultralighter’s True Trail Stories as a paperback.

The EOFT aka European Outdoor Film Tour takes off next week. Get your tickets!

And Ulrich has some more outdoor dates in the Munich area for you.

National Parks and garbage.

BioLite’s newest Add-On is a Smart Kettle & Pot in one. It’s still not lightweight, though.

The FlameStower lets you charge your smartphone with fire aka another widget which promises to use your stove to charge your gadget.

Finally, getting feed up with your technological distraction addiction? Here are four ways to cure it. Alternatively you could go for a hike and leave the smartphone at home.

Gear Reviews & Deals

30% OFF any order over $200 & Free Shipping at KLYMIT.com with Coupon Code: 30%. That means you can get the LiteWater Dinghy for just $157!

Need a new rain jacket or fleece jacket for autumn? The Bergfreunde have you covered.

There are huge discounts of up to 75% off in the CampSaver Outlet!

At the Sierra Trading Post you can take an extra 20% off your entire order with code AVFALL3. But hurry, as it’s only valid through October 9, 2013.

And at SocksAddict.com you get up to 50% off SmartWool winter clearance items or up to 40% off Wigwam socks.

Lots of great Arc’teryx gear on sale in the Bergzeit.co.uk Outlet.

Quilts and sleeping bags on sale at the Trekking-Lite-Store.com.

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How to fold a map like a mountain guide.

Alan finds out that the Crank Brothers stand by their product.

A hot tent on the cheap.

LiteTrail Titanium Solid Fuel Cook System reviewed.

Colin made an innovative MYOG synthetic quilt.

Trip Reports

Darren visits Whungee Wheengee Canyon.

Bountiful Krym.

Joe is an autumn-winter wanderer.

Monika went for her first Alp summit with her baby daughter.

Allison and friends joined the herd at Goat Rocks.

Alex enjoyed a week of mist and magic in Glen Shiel.

Paddling on the Chetco.

Casey and Blake went bikepacking the White Clouds.

立山 aka it can be busy on Japanese mountains.

Harri goes for the Finnish Thousand Meters Round.

Gavin and friends travel to Switzerland for the Weissmies traverse from Saas Almagelle to Hohsaas.

Did you know there’s a geocache on Triglav? Now you do!

Packrafting Indian Creek. Red rocks and a purple packraft do mix.

Nick goes for a Solo Canoe Trip To Millimagasset Lake, Maine.

Frustration (and Loathing the US government) in Las Vegas.

DMM Nuts