Hiking in Finland

Climbing, bikepacking, skiing & packrafting in the north

The Week in Review XCV

Back from my Höga Kusten thru-hike in Sweden, which was just as cold & wet as a November hike can be - but it was beautiful nevertheless!

A view over the sea towards a moody sky over the Archipelago


A Sponsor Steps Away From the Edge.

Can’t be at the Kendal Mountain Festival 2014? Sidetracked has you covered with their daily video updates!

The Art of Keeping Warm.

Nick ponders if it’s All About the Number 8?

Franz held a lecture at the University of Innsbruck in which he contemplates if we can talk about animals? [German]

How To Be A Writer: One Story. Also useful for Bloggers ;)

Garlic, farts and all.

The advantages of being a single female backpacker.

Lots of cottages have special sales for the next few weeks: GooseFeet Gear gives you 10% off ANY ORDER using the coupon code “THANKS” till the 1st of December while As Tucas offers free shipping on orders to Europe. And Locus Gear celebrates its fifth birthday with some special items.

Backcountry.com lets you take 20% Off One Full-Priced Item, while the Bergfreunde have 25% off on the gear from Haglöfs, Patagonia, Houdini, TNF, Vaude, Pyua, Icebreaker, Berghaus, ABK, and Monkee till Monday midnight!

And then there’s the Outdoor Black Friday where close to 30 Outdoor Shops will offer interesting gear next Friday!

Gear Reviews

I really love this Wine Crate Bike Basket DIY Bike Project.

Joe from ZPacks shows how to set up the new Altaplex Tent.

Marc takes a look at the Alpkit BruKit.

Brian reviews the Bushnell SolarWrap Mini Solar Charger.

Speed Cinch Stakes Review.

Chris reviews the Five Ten Anasazi Verde Lace-Up.

Outdoor Sleeping Pad Comparison Data.

The Great Mountain Crags of Scotland Book Review.

Chad presents his Butt In A Sling (BIAS) Weight Weenie Micro Hammock w/ Knotty Mod.

Ultimate Direction’s Ultra Vesta Running Vest.

Natur Reservat

Trip Reports

Emily’s Navlikin (or Kotur!) Expedition.

Chris Townsend tells what happened after the Pacific Crest Trail.

Mt. Zao – A final visit.

Rick hikes the Langtang Trek.

November Creek.

The Dry Run.

Cycling 1000 km Across Japan.

The Rosvosektori comes into ice climbing conditions! Time for a visit me thinks. [Finnish]


Observing nature on Mount Laguna.

John hikes El Pont de Suert - Circular Walk No 2.

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