Hiking in Finland

Climbing, bikepacking, skiing & packrafting in the north

The Week in Review 228

“From spring to autumn, there’s an abundance of life. It’s then that I like to be in the mountains by myself, catching fish, drinking stream water and picking mushrooms, nuts and wild grapes. I long to cross range after range, to venture ever deeper into the cradle of the wild.” - Kei Taniguchi

Snow Ridge


Awesome comic: The Ministry of Adventure.

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Multitasking Is Killing Your Brain.

How Climate Change is making mountaineering more dangerous.

Infos on Wild Camping on the GR1.

Hyperlite Mountain Gear is committed to America’s Big Trails and partners with the PCT Association and the CDT Coalition.

What’s your #OutdoorKultur - Outdoor Culture Tip? [German]

Barack Obama has created more National Monuments than anyone else - ever.

Marc reviews a Welsh Winter Mountaineering Course.

What Kind of Climbing is Right For You?

Save up to 50% Off Site Wide at Backcountry’s Semi-Annual Sale and get Free 2-Day Shipping on top!

Trip Reports

Chad is back on the trail!

Cedric enjoys the powder in Hakuba, Japan.

Skiing Igloo-to-Igloo Across the Grand Tetons.

Biketouring Portugal: Lisbon to Porto.

Susanne & Martin are following the Ayeyarwady to the Kingdom of Bagan.

Fischers Napf. [German]

A wander around Tisvilde Hegn.

Paul pays a visit to Scotland in Winter, and here’s Jon’s take on the same trip.

A sub-arctic snow bike trip through Alaska’s White Mountains.

Saku enjoys his 2nd Winter in Austria.

Appalachian Trail – Georgia, North Carolina & Virginia.

Check out Rick’s Chili volcanos – Villarrica Traverse!

Island hoppin in a down jacket. [German]

Gerald’s Packrafting Rio Tuichi story draws to an end. [German]

Climbing in Ariège, midi Pyrenees.

The Portal.


Trekking in the North of Thailand. [German]

And finally, a warning: Hiking Cochamó valley, Chile is not recommended according to Rick.

Lunch with a view

Gear Reviews

The HackPack - an ultralight backpack made from IKEA bags. [German]

Use BRouter for offline bicycle navigation.

A look at the AirLite SnowShoe. [Japanese]

Pieta makes Flies for the Sea. [Finnish]

Patagonia Baby Reversible Puff Ball Jacket Review. [German]

Bikepacking peripheral bags round-up.

Hilleberg Nammatj 3 Review.

How To Travel With Your Bike.

Helen’s 2015 PCT Gear Review.

Mammut Trovat HS Parka Review. [German]

Navigation in the 21st Century – Home Printing Maps Using OS Maps Online and Other Tools.

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