Hiking in Finland

Climbing, bikepacking, skiing & packrafting in the north

The Week in Review LXXXI

“An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.” -Henry David Thoreau

Locus Gear Khufu eVent II


Have you heard of the death of backpacking? It has splashed some waves in the blogsphere. A good reply came from Nick and proof that hiking makes you happier and healthier maybe will motivate some people (me, at least) to go outdoors & sleep under the stars. Also Roger reflects on his walk from Kebnekaise Fjällstation to Nikkaluokta and ponders if the dying of backpacking is a culturally dependent phenomenon.

Starbuck VIA Addicts: Get your fix at the Outdoor Food Shop and choose from three different tastes in 12 Sachet packs!

An interview with Yvon Chouinard.

My OutDoor 2014 conclusions look into the future.

David shares a list of his favourite Outdoor and Adventure Blogs.

WandernBonn celebrates its 3rd birthday and raffles some nice kit off.

The Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody is on sale at CampSaver.com, as is the Integral Designs Chock 2 Mountain Tent, while at the Backcountry Men’s Clothing Outlet you can save up to 70%. In the Bergzeit Arc’teryx Outlet you can save up to 50% on the great Canadian gear and at Bergfreunde you can save 40% on selected climbing gear. Also the big Cotswold Sale has just kicked off and is full of great gear for little prices.

Gear Reviews

Geoff thinks that trail runners will revolutionise your hiking. Right on!

Jacob likes the Borah Gear Cuben Bivy.

Climbing gear for kids.


Trip Reports

Hana retires: The end of an era.

Nevado Shaqsha and other escapades in the Cordillera Blanca.

Thru-Hiking the Trans Catalina Trail.

Nick and Lael check in from Ukraine and Slovakia, both recommended reads.

A re-acquaintance with Glenfinnan to Inverie.

Friday Morning River Ramble.

Continental Divide to Morley River.

A Via Ferrata in Norway.

Rob entered the 8th Grade - congratulations!

Hiking for beginners to the Partnachklamm, an amusing trip report. [German]

Sphinx Trail Work.

Alice walked to Oregon.

Leor visits the northeast Ridge of Arrow Peak & Bench Lake.

Trailrunning on the Extra Tour B of the Mullerthal Trail. [German]

Industrial landscapes, back to the country, brake troubles, thunderstorms, and a Great Lake.

The Ortler Summit. [German]

Dave heads out on The farewell Tour.

Andy is getting the miles in.

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

Bellingham to Baker and back.

Jamie hikes the Savage River Loop Trail.

Shivering in the cold & dark on Mt. Louis.

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