Hiking in Finland

Climbing, bikepacking, skiing & packrafting in the north

The Week in Review LXII

Alpinism is an affair of luck, ruled by the weather, which we accept as it comes: With as much philosophy as possibly can. - Tilman

Poincenot and Fitz Roy


The End of Snow?

Happy 2nd birthday, Packrafting Store! Plenty of new great packrafting gear available!

Win a spot on the Transalpine-Run with Bergzeit and Viking!

Join the APA for the First Annual Packraft Roundup.

Sharma to Chouinard in a Weekend.

Return to Siguniang - a 72-Pitch new route in China concludes a story of obsession and redemption.

Not so much kicking, but alive – the Kittelfjäll avalanche 2014.

PHD just launched their Ultra Down Jacket, a 235 g down jacket!

The best online garment size guide is from Norrøna.

Warning: Fat Biking Is Addictive.

Trail Groove Issue 13 is out.

How to calculate the cost for a hike in Western Europe.

Boofen in der Sächsischen Schweiz.

On being an Outdoor Mom.

Garmin fenix 2 is out!

Dennis wonders if outdoor bloggers are being heard?

High mountains or low mountain range - which one is better for hiking?

Josh has a new site.

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Aurora Borealis

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Woolpower Liner Socks review.

Claude Dozorme Capucin Knife review.

The LoopAlien has landed!.

Montane New Gear Mashup.

Robin has some sweet As Tucas Gear made for him.

Corinna tests the Soft-Hoodie Lena from Adele Bergzauber.

Erika reviews the Ortovox ABS Tour 30+7 backpack.

50€ Ice peg from Black Diamond

Trips Reports

Finland’s most popular trail - the Karhunkierros.

Mountain Running Trip in Oahu, Hawaii: Nakoa Trail, Mt. Manamana.

The mother of all traverses: The Fitz Traverse.

David puts people in their place. Or where it the mountains?

Marko goes Raftskating, as in Nordic Tour skating & Packrafting.

Paige is trekking through Middle Earth and makes a First Ascent at 13,000 Feet.

Steffi heads out on a snowshoe hike on the Zahmer Kaiser.

At the end of the World.

John is Cycling in South-Eastern India.

Darren and friends head out to Serendipity Canyon.

Yukon Quest 2014 - Dawson City checkpoint.

Roger has a need for forest and lakes.

Congratulations to Toni for his 2nd place in the Rovaniemi 150.