Hiking in Finland

Climbing, bikepacking, skiing & packrafting in the north

The Week in Review LXXXVIII

“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” - Jack London



Help find Cody Roman Dial.

Sebastian Haag dies during a speed ascent of Shisha Pangma.

The first Alpacka Whitewater Packraft has launched! Pre-order yours now.

And right on the heels of that is the BAKraft from AIRE. It’s a self-bailing, whitewater-worthy, Dyneema shell and urethane bladders construction that weighs 6.5 pounds that costs around $1,200. It looks very nice and is a slight departure from traditional packraft designs. [Hat tip to Forrest]

Mountain Laurel Design launched the DuoMid XL, a new, asymmetrical DuoMid that is taller + wider.

GoPro Hero4 specs leak and it’s not a surprise as the HERO4 should come out within the next weeks. Which will make the HERO3 cheaper!

Check out the Patagonia Truth to Materials line.

Africa is more than just nature.

You can save 10% on HMG Gear during the last week of September with the coupon code follow10sep.

How To Hone Your Alpine Psyche.

The Undress.

Download the free Stand Here app, an app that provides you with everything you’ll need to know to get to the most stunning locations along the trail.

Bergfreunde have a lot of new gear for kids - and save 20% on Icebreaker garments with the code icekid.

Gear Reviews

The Sili-Dripper - a Lightweight Coffee Filter.

Big Agnes Q-core SL reviewed.

The RMG Shoulder Pack Prototype looks pretty awesome.

Teaching kids how to navigate.

Jacob reviews the Western Mountaineering Alpinlite.

7 Days with Ortlieb.

Gebrauchsanweisung für die Alpen book review. [German]


Trip Reports

Chris is back! No Ifs, Just Buttresses.

Arctic Swell - Surfing the Ends of the Earth.

The first attempt to cross Iceland on fixed gear bikes.

Captain Kirk and the one day Enterprise.

Nick is in Albania.

Bikepacking B.C.’s Coast Mountains.

A great 9-day Pyrenees Trip report from Ivo. [Dutch]

David enjoyed the island life.


Stefanie stand of top of Marmolata. [German]

Casey goes Bikepacking Yaak’s Fire Lookout Towers.

Paddling trip on San Juan Islands.

Aishihik River, early season Yukon packrafting.

Building Patagonia National Park: A decade-long partnership with Patagonia, Inc..

On the Sidelhorn. [German]

Christine gives some tips about Paddling the Götakanal.

John reviews the Dream Way from Munich to Venice.

The The Last Days on the PCT.

A Taste Of Chamonix and Saas Grund.

Steven & Katrijn are walking in the (Norwegian) mountains.

Ryan starts at Cape Wrath.

燕岳. [Japanese]

Two Days in the Northern Fells.

Steve tackles Crinkle Crags & Bowfell via the climbers traverse.

James heads into the wild to Sarek and Padjelanta.

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