Hiking in Finland

Climbing, bikepacking, skiing & packrafting in the north

The Week in Review LII

a band/ grey, orange and green/ at the horizon

Apparently autumn.


Chuitna Mine – Pebble is Not the Only Mine Endangering Salmon.

In the future, the coldest years may be warmer than the hottest in the past.

The golden decade - mountaineering in the days before modern maps.

Ueli Steck summited Annapurna via the South Face - Solo!

All Hyperlite Mountain Gear shelters are now available in spruce green cuben!

Wild Country is recalling some of their Classic Rocks and Anodised Rocks. Check the note to see if yours are affected from the recall.

Ultralight Adventure Equipment aka ULA just updated their website & are giving away a free Mini Sawyer Waterfilter with any order over $200! A great opportunity to get a lightweight pack AND a superb waterfilter for free!

Trail Douchebag Identification System.

How Politicians In Washington, D.C. Are Breaking PCT Hikers’ Hearts.

I wrote about the Sisu Masters for Climb Magazine.

Have you checked out Backpacking North’s beautiful prints on Etsy?

Wanna hear Dave MacLeod talking? Check out his autumn lectures.

Outdoor-Spirit Podcast #14 is out.

The Hammock Hang Calculator and Clinometer App got an update.

Don’t want to go solo hiking any longer? Join Trekking Partners to find a hiking buddy.

Win an REI trip for two on 7 of our most popular trips across the globe!

Autumn cycling commute

Gear Reviews & Deals

Glenn on Fatbiking / Bikepacking with a Tarp Shelter.

Christine has had quite a bit of gear trouble on her Southern Europe hike.

Colin has built himself an MYOG Cuben Fibre Shelter.

I wrote about tried and trusted gear for the newest edition of Mountain Pro Magazine.

Hammock Gear 20* Burrow Quilt reviewed.

Bergzeit.co.uk has a Bergans of Norway sale.

Check out the Bargain Barn, Sierra Trading Post’s best deals!

Buy the Suunto Ambit 2 S and get a $100 Instant Rebate at REI!

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

It’s getting frosty. Get some functional underwear to wear during those cycle rides to work!

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Trip Reports

Nick and friends find concrete structures on the top of a ridge. Did they hold nuclear missiles? Who cares if there’s perfect singletrack.

Jill & her dad experience the shutdown.

Leor hikes from Whitney to Langley. Last Minute passes are great!

Linda visits a ski area in summer.

Cycling along Rhine & Mosel - in the rain!

A hike up the Wildspitze, the highest mountain of north Tyrol.

Casey is Back From Bikepacking.

Matt finds solitude on the Swahili Coast.

岩籠山トレイルランニング. Trailrunning is big in Japan!

Shadowing Andreas Fransson: Lessons Learned in Chamonix.

Andrew has finished his PCT thru-hike in 162 days - Congratulations!

Jules was hiking in the Labëria Highlands & Ionian Coast of Albania.

Allison is gambling in the shoulder season.

Ben visited Southern Shenandoah National Park.

James goes backpacking in the Cairngorms.