Hiking in Finland

Climbing, bikepacking, skiing & packrafting in the north

The Week in Review LXI

The Alpinist may intend, but the weather decides. - René Mailleux



A Brief History of Fatbikes. Because you know you want one, so you better know where they came from.

Greg goes print in the Go Camping magazine - congratulations!

Musings of a Wilderness Parent.

A quarry threatens Ariege peace, go sign the petition.

What was new at the world’s biggest sports fair? Read the ISPO 2014 News.

First world problems for female rock climbers.

Mark from Backpacking North updated his website, so head over to see it. And also update to his new RSS feed.

Win the book Jakobsweg im Smoking.

Chocolate Fish discontinue their baselayers.

News & Dates for February.

And finally, have a chance at winning this sweet Black Diamond Dawn Patrol combo

Trip Reports

Snow surfing and camping around Iceland.

Leor heads into the Wild on the Big Sur Trail.

A video of Rene’s Watzmann Überschreitung.

From a mountain man to a hobbling city guy, Veit shares his experiences breaking his leg in the mountains.

The Piz Chavalatsch, 2764 m in winter.

The BMC winter meet and Scottish mixed madness.

Jake is Rescued.

Darren & Dana joined Scott as he took his son Jake to the Twister Canyon.

Mike & friends go Up north, heading south: Iditatour ‘13.

Packrafting in Tenerife.

Roman enjoys the Mexican Packrafting Fiesta.

Mt. Toritate hike Z-kai.

Gear Reviews & Deals

Jacob created a very nice Winter Backpacking Checklist. Goes well with the Layering Guide!

The Tubeless Fatbike Guide. Because flat fatties are no fun.

Nina reviews the The North Face Women’s Meru Gore Jacket.

Chad reviews the new Ultralight Survival Kit book by Justin Lichter.

Paramo the Enigma.

A first look at the Arc’teryx Alpha Comp Jacket & Pants, which are already available exclusively online at Arc’teryx.

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