Hiking in Finland

Climbing, bikepacking, skiing & packrafting in the north

The Week in Review 243

“Those who travel to mountain-tops are half in love with themselves, and half in love with oblivion.”Robert Macfarlane

Snowy Ljuboten Summit ridge


Free shipping on all As Tucas orders in the European Union!

The PHD Minimus tops are now lighter and more fully featured.

Have a tear in your favourite jacket? That new backpack has a small cut? Then get the awesome Noso Patch which fixes your kit in seconds, all without ironing or sewing!

Nom nom, that’s tasty: The new Wild Lummi Island Pink Salmon from Patagonia Provisions is wild pink salmon, sourced only from abundant, thriving runs. Sustainable backpacking food at its best!

I was interviewed for the Blog of the Month on Outdoordeals.de! [German]

BMC to change its name to Climb Britain. As a climber I like it, as a hillwalker, backpacker and hiker I find that questionable.

Not as off-topic as it may seem: History tells us what may happen next with Brexit & Trump.

Erin has no idea what she’s doing with her Vlog. Episode 0 is cool nevertheless!

Making the Experience Yours: Randonneuring.

This land is your land. Until it’s not.

Neil ponders is Adventure Goes Mainstream since Salsa Cycles will be available in REI.

Save 30% and more on your favourite gear from Patagonia!

There’s new gear in the REI Outlet - save big on new closeouts from Osprey, SmartWool, Black Diamond, Big Agnes & More!

And there’s a bunch of outdoor gear in the Bergfreunde Sale that’s worth checking out, like the 1.226 g light Mountain Hardwear Ghost UL 3 tent, the Osprey Exos backpacks and the even lighter Salomon X Alp 30.

Trip Reports

Antoine Girard has broken the 8,000m mark in high-altitude cross-country paragliding, soaring Broad Peak.

A beach and a big tree.

Interesting: Returning through Europe - Turkey.

Looking Fear In The Eye.

Lael’s 2016 looks pretty epic so far.

The Tour de 14ers.

Kathrin’s Top 5 of most annoying things on her LEJOG thus far. [German]

The sharpest end.

Packrafting in New Zealand. [German]

Great Sierra Adventures Update from Leor.

Bikepacking Reunion Island.

Joe spent three days on the Colorado Trail.

A backyard tour.

MSR Advance Pro 2

Gear Reviews

Stuff that works - Dirty Girl Gaiters.

A First Look at the Salsa EXP Series Bikepacking Bags.

Dirtbag Climbers: Handmade climbing goods with a touch of beard.

Review of the La Sportiva TX2 Approach Shoe.

Ultralight Backpacking: Stay safe, warm, well-fed and happy.

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