Hiking in Finland

Climbing, bikepacking, skiing & packrafting in the north

The Week in Review LXXXIX

“My favourite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.” - Steve Jobs



Katabatic Gear Backpacks are a go! Choose from a 30 l alpine climbing pack or a 40 and 55 l backpacking pack.

Laufbursche PACKraum - DxG is coming in 2015 and looks swell!

Walk on the Wild Side introduces the Vihe Vaellus shelters they now offer.

Vote for Alex’s The Atholl Expedition as the Outdoor book of the Year (I did!).

Tasty: Exo: Protein Bars Made from Cricket Flour and the Chapul Cricket Bar. Not convinced? Then red Energy Bars That Put a Chirp in Your Step.

It’s October. Pumpkin season. Tasty soups. And your cance to win VO stuff in the Pumpkin Contest.

The Contour ROAM3 is now available, as is the GoPro HERO4. If you get the latter, consider backing Jolt: World’s first wireless charger for GoPro® cameras.

Convergence of the twain.

7 simple rules for the mountains. [German]

Spend $100 & Get $20 in Credits at Backcountry.com

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

Trip Reports

裏銀座縦走. A recommended read & see. I always love the beautiful, thoughtful photos on the Japanese backpacking blogs. [Japanese]

Forgotten Lapland. Another recommended read. [Spanish]

Skyler follows the call of the wild on his Bikepacking B.C.’s Coast Mountains – Part 2. Which would be the third recommended read this week.

Alice has finished the PCT, but it hasn’t finished with her.

Ellen hikes to The Baldfaces. Pretty autumn colours in full effect.

The Gathering III.

The Rut 50K 2014 race report.

Strike Three.

Casey is floating around the Internet.

Uli goes up on the Pursteinwand Via Ferrata. [German]

Emma climbs The Needles.

First snow in the Cairngorms.

Sven shares his experiences of the Samsung Fitness Camp 2014. [German]

The North Face of Mount Alberta.

Jens finishes his Coast to Coast hike. [German]

Greg ponders whipping litterers on his Southern Gorge Walk.

The Domes de Miage.

The Petzl RocTrip 2014 video from Bulgaria is online.

Sean goes his Last Steps on the PNT.

Linda hikes the Obsidian Trail.

Gear Reviews

Antti’s hiking gear overview 2014 is a nice visual presentation of the gear he uses.

Leica T extended review.

HMG Windrider 4400 Review.

Jacob talks Pillows.

Matt is happy with his As Tucas Custom Gear.

Ultralight Fly Fishing Kit.

Montbell U.L. Trekking Umbrella review.

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