Hiking in Finland

Climbing, bikepacking, skiing & packrafting in the north

The Week in Review LXXV

“The man who climbs only in good weather, starting from huts and never bivouacking, appreciates the splendor of the mountains but not their mystery, the dark of their night, the depth of their sky above… How much he has missed!” - Gaston Rébuffat



Conrad Anker on why he climbs Dangerous Mountains.

My No-Soap, No-Shampoo, Bacteria-Rich Hygiene Experiment.

Helmets Wars – Missing the Point.

There’s a new Sea Kayak Map to Scotland’s West Coast.

Jill is Freedom Challenge-bound.

Musings from a challenger in rehab.

A Climber’s Guide to Instagram.

Help Francis Tapon create The Unseen Africa TV Series and back his Kickstarter project.

Gear Reviews

Peter built a Kid-sizes Mukluk for his son.

I review the Scarpa Stix climbing shoes.

Jake takes a look at the Locus Gear Khafra Sil.

Sandy takes a look at the Salomon Fellraiser.

Powermonkey Extreme

Trip Reports

When life happens.

Brandon heads out for some muddy desert boating.

Kasper and Charlotte hike up to Loch Coire Mhic Fhearchair. [Dutch]

Paige decides to Just Do It.

8 Frauen und kein Todesfall - 8 female outdoor bloggers on tour in Tyrol. [German]

Or read Ute’s take on it: Blogger-Blind-Date in den Tannheimern. [German]

Whernside from Ribblehead.

Dave reports from the 2014 Bob Marshall Wilderness Open.

Basti went for a day to the Traildays. [German]

Roger joines the Coast to Coast Sweden from Smålandstenar to Varberg.

Little hills for little people.

Ishizuchi Long Trail Fast Packing. [Japanese]

A nice adventure in the Slovak Tatras. [Polish]

Roman shares some tips for Arrigetch Creeking.

Hiking the Grand Canyon in summer with kids.

Hiking Utah’s Grandeur Peak with kids.

Also El Huevito makes a return and cycles to Valparaíso, the city of murals.

Vanishing Falls by packraft.

Nick enjoys climbing in Ireland and Northern Ireland.