Hiking in Finland

Climbing, bikepacking, skiing & packrafting in the north

The Week in Review CLXXXVIII

When you get older, like I am, you will find that your emotions are very close to the surface and you will not contain them very well. I started crying - I just couldn’t help it. I was so happy for him, because I knew what this meant and how hard he had battled to be standing at that belay. - Captain Tom

MInna swinging and winning


El Cap Report - Special Dawn Wall Edition Day 14.

And look at this NY Times special, too: El Capitan’s Most Unwelcoming Route.

An Inside Look at What Everest 2015 May Bring.

Stevie the Supremacist Haston’s Bigoted Beliefs.

The Human Factor.

Hare Snaring Basics.

Road Kill.

Christina explains How long-distance hiking will change your personality.

The Bergfreunde Wintersale has started - act quick while all sizes and colours are still available!

Check out the Official REI Coupons & Rebates page for great deals or make use of The After Christmas Sale and save up to 50% at Backcountry.com and get Free Shipping on orders over $50.

Trip Reports

Chris hikes Cannon Mountain.

I reported from the Petzl RocTrip 2014 in Turkey.

Bernadette goes for a ski-tour in the ski region of her youth, Viehtaleralm.

Hike the Pacific Crest Trail in 3 minutes. [Video]

Adam hikes to Skookum Volcano.

Chris’ 1st Hill Walk of the Year.

A Rock Climbing Trip to Turkey’s Ala Dag Mountains.

Nick and Lael ride Dragon’s Spine: Semonkong, Lesotho to Monantsa Pass, South Africa.

The Hard Way - Annapurna South Face (1970). [Video]

Marika goes for her first winter skiing/ pulling-run with her dog. [Finnish]

Alpine skiing in the Dolomites. [Italian]

X-mas in Osp.

10 Lesser Known Places to Visit near Tokyo.

Jogosawa (ジョーゴ沢) ice.

Desert Crunch or Plan D?

A New Year Ski Tour.

Roger hikes from Ystad to Simrishamn with new found friends.

2014/2015 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour. [Video]

Nick’s 2014 in the Scottish Hills.

The Southern Sierra High Route.

Time for cake and tea after a day ice climbing

Gear Reviews

A nice Osprey Aether 60 Review. [Dutch]

Scarpa Rebel Ultra GTX Review - one of the lightest fully-featuered mountaineering and climbing boots.

Sharpening Petzl Picks.

Joni revamped his Nordic skates.

Breaking Borders.

Rene helps you to pimp your Silva Trailrunner headlamp.

Ross reviews the Mountain Hardwear Direkt 2 Tent.

Toby reviews the Jöttnar Alfar.

Adventure Food Espresso & Seeds Energy Bar review.

Keith gives you the Pros & Cons of using an Umbrella for Hiking.

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