Hiking in Finland

Climbing, bikepacking, skiing & packrafting in the north

The Week in Review LIV

“The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperations.” - Henry David Thoreau

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You can pre-order the Garmin VIRB now!

mountix.com is a new social network for hikers, mountaineers and hill walkers.

KS Ultralight Gear now offers their packs in X-Pac TX 07.

And available on December 1st is the v3.0 of the LiteTrail Ti Cook System. The new version features a higher windscreen, shorter heat-shrink on the handles, a cuben stuff-sack with a new cordlock and as an alternative for SUL enthusiasts, a handle-free pot! Read my toughts on Esbit and the v2.0 here.

Arc’teryx started their own web-zine, LITHOGRAPHICA. The first issue is on the topic of craftsmanship, a thing Arc’teryx knows a thing or two about.

The New Zealand Oil Spill Map.

Simon shares free Bonus content from his Seakayaking Volume 3 DVD.

Edu wonders: is packrafting legal in Spain?

MadTree is a Finnish cottage which makes hammocks, tarps and an interesting sleep system.

Fuizion has again food in stock!

Tony has been nominated in the TGO Awards - so go give him your vote!

Basti has an ultralight thought.

Win $300 in Icebreaker Clothing from Altitude-Sports.com and get a 20% off coupon just by participating. Ends November 4th, so hurry!

Mixed Climbing confessions.

The Sun vs. The Moon

Gear Reviews & Deals

Kim finished her PCT thru-hike and gives us her gear tops & flops.

Dennis reviews the Suunto Clipper compass.

Andrew wrote a PCT thru-hike gear review of his gear used this year.

tookie reviews his Icebreaker Anatomica Long Sleeve Crewe.

Derek takes a look at the Warbonnet Ridgerunner Bridge Hammock, which does look very interesting.

And I reviewed the Marmot Speed Light Jacket and the Garmin fēnix GPS Watch.

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Planning to go off-piste this season? The Bergfreunde have very good Avalanche Safety Sets on offer, and the latest skiing garments.

Think Snow! Save UP TO 80% on Ski and Snowboard Boots @ GearTrade.com.

You still can get 30% OFF any order over $200 and get free Shipping on every order at KLYMIT.com till October 31st.

Get up to 50% off SmartWool winter clearance items at SocksAddict.com!

Trip Reports

Saku solos Zodiac in five days. Awesome!

The Black Dog vs the Dalai Lama. A recommended read.

Katrijn & Steve went mountaineering in the Cordillera Blanca.

Putting up a new route in Alaska with HMG Ambassador Seth Timpano.

Nick is riding dirt on the Lockhart Basin Road.

Cass is still plugging away in Peru.

Joe went to the coast, coasting.

Angelica spent her autumn hiking in the Allgäu.

Leon reviews his summer.

Mike welcomes autumn.

Ute went for her first Blogger Winter Hiking Meetup and had a great time.

Southern Alps Snow Haiku.

Roger is circumnavigating Værløse.

Jaakko went for his 1st bikepacking trip.

Casey enjoys an early winter in the Tobacco Roots.

Andreas goes skiing on Mt Aspiring, the Matterhorn of NZ.