Hiking in Finland

Climbing, bikepacking, skiing & packrafting in the north

The Week in Review LIII

To avoid criticism, say nothing, do nothing, be nothing. - Banksy



The 2013 UL Summit is from November 4th till 10th in Finland. Want to join us (we already have confirmed attendants from the USA and Japan!)? Then drop me an Email.

I wrote for Rock & Ice about the Sisumasters 2013 comp.

Like grounded coffee on the trail? Carry a Nalgene? The back the Press-Bot which transforms your Nalgene into a French Press!

The As Tucas website goes live on November 1st - until then, follow Spain’s first UL cottage on Twitter.

The ski season is upon us, and the Bergzeit Ski Configurator helps you get the pair of skis which suit your needs!

Sony’s full-frame Alpha 7 and 7R are here to kill your DSLR.

The benefits of an extra hour of sleep.

The John Muir Trust wants to buy a wild gem in Wales. Donate to help them raise the £500.000 necessary!

Scarpa has a new website!

A foldable helmet.

The Story of Skiing and the Future of Snow.

Mina is pushing it.

David published The Outdoor Anarchist’s Guide to Photographic Practice.

Who is the best climber in the world?

Win an Ortovox Guardian-Shell Combi for you next ski adventures!

Alex Honnold in Yosemite: National Parks Epic Challenge from National Park Foundation on Vimeo.

Gear Reviews & Deals

Iván gives you a superb overview over useful packrafting gear.

Chad gives two thumbs up to the Mont-bell Ex Light Down Jacket.

I showed a smart way how to pack your (pack)raft.

Derek eats and eats and eats for the Outdoor Trail Dehydrated Meal Review.

Matt has some thoughts on his Surly Troll MkII.

My mountains - a touring book for kids.

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The Bergzeit Outlet is jam-packed of highly reduced gear.

There are rebates available at REI!

New Colors For The LifeProof iPhone 5 Case Are Available At LifeProof.com.

Take an extra 20% off your entire order with code AVCOSTUME3 at the Sierra Trading Post.

The 2013 Women’s Travel And Casual Collection From GoLite.com is here! Travel Lightly And Stylishly This Fall.

Liisa ## Trip Reports

Matthias’ Sarek & Padjelanta Loop is a recommended read.

Aaron is Lookout-to-lookout mountain biking in Montana.

James has a Roaring Time.

Basti’s feet were faster than his head on the Eifelsteig.

Timo visits the Lesachtal.

A Full Length Traverse of Mexico’s Copper Canyon Region is coming!

Corinna heads out for an autumn hike in Schönbuch.

Cass is back in the saddle amongst giant bromeliads and nubilous skies.

Nick went for the first powder turns. Jealous!

Willem spent 37 days through the Western and Central Pyrenees.

Riding Utah’s San Rafael Swell.