Hiking in Finland

Climbing, bikepacking, skiing & packrafting in the north

The Week in Review XCVI

“If reality is not what you want it to be, change it. You should not accept anything blindly, not death, not immortality.” ― Hannu Rajaniemi, The Fractal Prince

Sunset at Grottan Sector


Confessions of a Lumbersexual.

Support the Heart of Alaska movie on Kickstarter, a family packrafting flick that’s surely going to be great.

TrailGroove Issue 19 is out.

42 Bikepacking tips from the backcountry.

Why Mountain Media is important.

Uphill Designs reimagined the Trekking Pole, another Kickstarter Project you might want to support.

David shares some things that happened recently.

Becoming the All-Terrain Human.

Martin interview Petra Albenberger. [German]

The Basics of Cyclocross.

The Bergfreunde Adventskalender has an item each day that’s discounted and worth checking out.

Till tomorrow December 1st you can get 25% off Peak Design photography gear with the code “blackfri14”.

You also still can get up to 75% off during Campsaver.com’s Black Friday Sale, and Bergzeit.co.uk has Icebreaker garments heavily reduced.

Trip Reports

Nick and Lael ride into South Africa.

奥秩父トレイル 瑞牆山・金峰山. [Japanese]

Mt. Chōrō Chapter 2 – Game, Set, Match.

Stefanie started Projekt Pistenglück 2015 an already has two ski days on her account. [German]

Frozen Tents and Ptarmigans: a wintry backpack around the Cairngorms.

Stephen enjoys the Galty Mountains at their stunning best.

Packrafting the Grand.

Ryan’s first days on a Bike.

Teton Crest Trail Day 5.

Front view

Paul takes a stroll around Firle Beacon and Charleston Farmhouse.

Rick finishes his Helambu hike.

Packrafting in Stockholm.

Jörgen is Rebooting.

Angelica is enjoying the sun and blue skies on the Heckenlandroute. [German]

Less asphalt, more sun.

Along the Schiefersteingrat. [German]

Toni enjoyed a brief winter weekend.

Wherever you are, be all there.

Gear Reviews

Joni reviews his Revelate Designs bikepacking gear.

MYOG Neoprene Socks. [German]

Skimo boot comparison: Scarpa Alien 1, Dynafit PDG and TLT 6 P.

The North Face DNP hoodie Review.

Derek reviews the ENO Vesta Synthetic Top Quilt.

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