Hiking in Finland

Climbing, bikepacking, skiing & packrafting in the north

The Week in Review 210

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Fog at Sunset


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After last weeks wool controversy, Patagonia will cease purchasing wool from Ovis 21.

And a superb interview with Reinhold Messner. [German]

Check out Issue 6 of Sidewalk Magazine.

The ethics of modern web ad-blocking, because I hate pop-ups.

Bikepacking Norway is now Backwood Bikepacking, head over and check out Mikkel’s fine content.

How about some Packrafting in Ethiopia?

Summer sales are coming to an end: Now there is up to 70% off at the Backcountry.com Outlet with free 2-day shipping on orders over $50.

Bergfreunde has up to 50% off on tents, sleeping bags and backpacks and up to 60% off on garments and shoes, with free shipping in Europe on orders over 50€.

Globetrotter has till the end of August up to 60% off on thousands of items.

And in the REI OUTLET you can save on Top Outdoor Brand Closeouts!

Finally, check out the ultralight gear in the trekking-lite-store.com Sale.

Trip Reports

Chamonix, a recommended read.

Juan finished his journey from Bogota to Alaska. [Spanish]

Looks like a beautiful trail: The Główny Szlak Sudecki im. M. Orłowicza. [Polish]

Greg visits the Pinnacles in the Grampians.

Mobile Art Studio Week 5.

The Goat is out hiking on a Pilgrim Trail in Japan.

The Tegelbergsteig Via Ferrata. [German]

Tuomas and Erik explore Päijänne National Park by sit-on-top kayak.

Disco 2000.

Angelica enjoys a castle and scenic views on the Burgweg. [German]

Melting Queets Glacier Hike in Smoke.

Nick visits the Hills East of Loch Treig.

LW ITT Update: Boreas Pass, CO.

David shares the 25 Things he has learned while Hiking in Japan.

Vaude Alpstein 450 DWN quilt

Gear Reviews

Joni reviews the Warbonnet Outdoors Blackbird XLC hammock.

A long term review of the 2016 Salsa Warbird.

Paulina reviews the Mountain Hardwear Ozonic 50 OutDry Backpack.

A look at the MRS Microraft. [German]

Check out the certainly NOT ultralight Paxis Backpack with its swing arm.

Haglöfs Intense WS Glove Review. [German]

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