Hiking in Finland

Climbing, bikepacking, skiing & packrafting in the north

The Week in Review LVII

Against obsolescence.



It’s the season. Countdown one week till the Hiking in Finland Advent Calendar starts, and with it close to 5.000 € in prizes will find new owners.

It’s also the -10% on everything season at the Packrafting Store, which is a superb opportunity to get a packraft.

Go visit the Iwamotocho Outdoor Collective store when you’re in Tokyo!

Join Locus Gear for their 4th Anniversary Special.

mYAMAdventure helps you to hike a long distance trail with knowledge & gear. Apply now!

Patagonia will use 100% Traceable Down in their garments in the future!

Support Great Bear LIVE to protect a unique habitat in North America.

Alexey shares his DIY macro technique for snowflake photography.

PiCharPaK WorkSHop is a ultralight cottage from Hong Kong. A wide range of colourful and affordable gear, if you like colours - PiCharPaK WorkSHop is the place to go.

Primitive fishing.

The German UL scene had its autumn meeting.

Uli visited the Alpine Day Munich 2013 and shares his impressions with us.

Jens lets you know if the EOFT is worth going to.

The Outdoor Gift Guide.

Gränsfors Bruks Small Forest Axe

Trip Reports

Montane Spine Race: 268 miles of pain.

Kolob Canyon.


The road to the Black Canyon Trail.

Mountain Circus2 Tanzawa.

Wind River High Route. Wow.

Dhaulagiri Circuit - Dhampus Peak.

Packrafting in Lapland - Part II.

谷川岳ハイキング Day1.

Rob does Things he thought he’d never do.

Echo Rock Hot Springs.

Toni went for his second Vajosuo Beer Ride.

Black Diamond softshell

Gear Reviews & Deals

Slow Is Fast.

Dynamo Systems.

Roger’s What works for me series is a fresh take on gear reviews. In the latest instalment, Mugs & cups are discussed.

Chad gets his cuben tape out and puts together the Yama Mountain Gear DIY Cuben Fiber Stuff Sack Kit.

Corinna got boots (!) on her feet that she likes. They’re made in Spain by Panama Jack.

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Free Shipping at REI! EVERYONE gets U.S. standard free shipping on orders of $50 or more!

Catch great deals on the best brands in the industry at CampSaver.com!

The Thanksgiving Sale at Backcountry.com - Up to 50% Off Site-Wide & Free 2-Day Shipping on $50+ Orders.

All trailrunning shoes 15% off at Bergfreunde!

Bergzeit.co.uk has the newest The North Face gear & garments available.