Hiking in Finland

Climbing, bikepacking, skiing & packrafting in the north

The Week in Review LXXX

Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, we are happy when we are growing. - William Butler Yeats

Finnish countryside.


Why the last five years of your life have disappeared. Or why it’s smart to go outdoors.

Jacob reflects on Backpacking, Trail Running, and Stereotypes.


Corinna ponders if it always needs to be the furthest, fastest or highest. [German]

Neil helps you to win stuff with his Online Competitions for Hikers overview.

The democratic wild.

I’m selling a bunch of gear. PM or EMail me if you need something.

Trip Reports

Vuorilla, vihdoin! [Finnish]

Fat Bike Heaven; the Lagunas Route, Bolivia.

Day 107: The Unexpected Long Day.

Chad was out on a AT Section Hike from Winding Stair Gap to the NOC.

Five Mile Beach to Tin Mine Cove.

An overnighter on the Eisleck Trail.

To Slovakia!.

Peter and friends are kayaking in the Archipelago Sea.

Do yourself a favour: Take your kid into the Wilderness.

Kids in the mountains.

First Day on the Kerry Way Trail.

A2K – Hiking All Australian Peaks over 2000m in one go.

Paul spends a late afternoon on Dow Crag via the South Rake.

The Roof of Yosemite Loop.

Silver Star Mountain.

The first of many.

A solo Round Trip of Giant’s Hole.

Cycling in Finland: Conclusion and tips.

Luna Sandals OSO at the Beach.

Gear Reviews

OMM race packing account. [Japanese]

Lytro Illum review: This is the camera of the future.

Sanpo’s Alumisheet Cozy. [Japanese]

Côte&Ciel Nile Rucksack review.

Your Labor Day Escape?.

The North Face Cinder Pack 40l review.

GOAL ZERO Lighthouse 250 review.

First Look: The Two-Person Clark Vertex Hammock.

Where Roger goes and what he takes.

Stooge Cycles - Progressive 29er.

A “Comfortable” XUL Backpacking Gear List.

DIY Ultralight White Gas Stove.

And yes, Summer Sale time is still on here and there: Bergzeit has over 50% off on trailrunning shoes, the Bergfreunde have up to 60% off on backpacks and shelters, at Klymit you can get 20% off on the Static V, X Frame, and XL Sleeping Pads and Sierra Designs has all their backpacks on sale.

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