Hiking in Finland

Climbing, bikepacking, skiing & packrafting in the north

The Week in Review 234

“Why buy two pieces of gear when one will do the work of both?” - Yvon Chouinard

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The Swift Campout 2016 is coming in the end of June - start planning an adventure with your bike!

Help protect the Białowieża Forest in Poland.

The new Mountain Pro Mag is out.

Patagonia Worn Wear comes to Europe this spring.

No more hippies and explorers: a lament for the changed world of cycling. Or has cycling lost its wild side?

Hiking in Finland has made the Top 40 of the 151 Best Backpacking & Hiking Blogs. Yay!

Have you seen the Hyperlight Mountain Gear Kits yet? They’re great to get started on the ultralight path!

Dave Morton Is Quitting Everest. Maybe.

Try JPEGmini for free and minimize the sizes of your photos without decreasing their quality.

Eastern Mountain Sports may be headed for bankruptcy.

Want to test-paddle a packraft before buying? That’s possible at the Packrafting shop in Dresden!

Once a Climber, Always a Climber.

Campsaver has up to 30% off on selected tents.

And at Backcountry you can get up to 30% off on Black Diamond and Free 2-Day Shipping.

Need a new Merino shirt? Bergfreunde have you covered with cool new styles & colours.

Trip Reports

James hikes from Shiel Bridge to Craig on the Cape Wrath Trail.

Pre-empting the springtime slump.

Brian enjoys the Alaska Spring and Type II Fun.

The Colors of the Red River Gorge.

Link Sar.

Traversing the Butzenspitze. [German]

The Dirtbag Guide to Squamish.

Whatever floats your boat.

Alpine conditions in Scotland - looks like winter is still in some places!

A visit to the Grießbachklamm. [German]

And Eric reports from the 2016 Winter Wilderness Ski Classic.

Gear Reviews

Isko shows how the HMG UltaMid 2 and UltaMid 4 compare in size.

La Sportiva Spectre Review.

Alex’s Scotland 2016 gear list.

Ortlieb Seat-Pack Review.

Helen reviews the Cumulus Lite Line 200 Down Sleeping Bag.

An Arizona Trail Bikepacking Rig.

Chris reviews the Vertical-Life Climbing App.

The Pleasure of Maps.

Roger is rethinking navigation.

A Guide to travelling Tubeless.

Long-term review of the Elemental Horizons Kalais Backpack.

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