Hiking in Finland

Climbing, bikepacking, skiing & packrafting in the north

The Week in Review 223

“I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.”Henry David Thoreau

Peniche, Portugal


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The women I see at the end of a long-distance hike look fit and badass, but the guys look emaciated.

Giant snow dragon found in Siberia.

The North Face has created a coat made from Biotech Spider Silk.

Powder and Hookah Smoke.

Ueli Steck reclaims the Speed Record on the Eiger Nordwand.

James says Goodbye Bongo :(

Neil shows some sweet Glamping accommodation options in Australia.

Outdoor-Spirit Podcast #27 is online. [German]

Mountain is a new Podcast worth checking out, too.

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Christine reveals why she has not been blogging lately!

The Case for Bad Coffee.

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Trip Reports & Travel Stories

No Cars Necessary.

Another pretty epic trip report this week, courtesy of Max & Sarah: North With You - Five Weeks in the Brooks Range.

Phil enjoys some Snow ‘fun’ in Dartmoor.

Urs and his wife take an “Auszeit” in Gstaad. [German]

Peter was on his 7th Vajosuo Beer Ride.

Rich finds the Miles are longer in the Rhinogydd.

From the summits to the fjords of Norway.

Jill enjoys more roadtripping adventures.

Jessie is already 18 days on the trail on her bunterwegs2nepal trek. [German]

Bikerafting Scotland’s Rough Bounds.

A pretty John Muir Trail TR.

Arizona Skies.

Darren goes to Twister Canyon.

Winter storm

Gear Reviews

Chris puts the MSR Whisperlight Universal Stove to the test.

Winter hikes around Munich. [German]

Kevin takes the Petzl Laser Speed Light Ice Screws to the mountains of Chamonix.

Janus Merino Tops reviewed.

Michael highlights the Haglöfs Autumn/ Winter 2015 highlights.

Gehlebt shows you what new Outdoor Books there are in November. [German]

Blake shows off the best small Cams.

Jan-Christoph tests the Marmot ROM Jacket. [German]

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