Hiking in Finland

Climbing, bikepacking, skiing & packrafting in the north

The Week in Review 252

“Mountaineering is not accessible to moral value judgements. And yet: People who regularly take big risks in the mountains must be considered either profoundly selfish, or incapable ot sympathy for those who love them.” - Robert Macfarlane

Dawn in the Dolomites


The Bikepacking Framebag Manufacturer List got an update with new European & US-American manufacturers!

K2, Völkl, Marker: Top Sports Brands are up for Sale.

Drink Ice Cream Beer to fight Global Warming.

Win a pretty XXL Outdoor Calendar. [German]

Great discussion over on my The Power of Gear Photos post - weigh in with your opinion!

Cool? A bike lock that makes thieves immediately vomit.

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Don’t Date a Girl Who Treks.

Will one of the hardest climbs on the Planet soon see a Second Ascent?

Buy Experiences, Not Things.

Ulirich introduces you to the beautiful Lightcatcher Art Project. [German]

Looking for the World’s lightest hardshell? Maybe it’s the Montane Minimus 777 Pull-On Jacket!

Carabiner Coffee.

Join the Go Out MYOG Camp next weekend!

Subscribe to the Packrafting-Store Newsletter to not miss your chance on buying a used packraft for a great price! The current one is full of useful information for packrafters, too, and announces new gear like the colourful drysuits, optional spraydecks for the MRS Ponto and Adventure X2 packrafts and the smart Internal Storage System, which lets you store your equipment on the inside of your raft. There’s also some nice fall specials which let you safe €$£ on a selfbailing packraft and in the Instagram photo competetion you can earn a voucher for your next purchase! Thus all-in-all one of these Newsletters which you’re happy to see in your inbox, and with the chance of saving quite a few Euros on a packraft you really want to subscribe.

Need gear for the next autumn or winter trip? Bergfreunde still have 50% off in their outlet.

Get 20% Off Socks at Backcountry.

Trip Reports

Autumn Backpacking in the Dolomites.

A hike to the Rietburg. [German]

Chad got up early with his ultralight pack for an hike to Mt Roger’s & Grayson Highlands.

The Lost Coast, Part 2.

Escaping the fog on the Jura High-Route. [German]

The 2016 Kelpie Kampout.

Weissmies, 4017 m high. [Polish]

The 3rd Pillar of Nalumasortoq.

Gerald hikes the Via Dinarica into Croatia. [German]

In Praise of Weekend Warriors.

Sven is back on his Mountainbike after 20 years. [German]

Grand Canyon 2016.

Matthias finished his 3.000 km hike through Austria - congratulations!

Hiking the Via Alta Verzasca.

Retruning to Europe through Eastern Germany.

And Sabine is no longer a backpacker. [German]

Gear Reviews

Dennis reviews the Páramo Pasco Jacket.

The World’s Most Rugged Packs.

DIY Detergent from chestnuts. [German]

A Bikepacker’s Guide to Mountain Weather preparation.

Sven tests the Salomon S-Lab Sense 5 Ultra [German] and Jakob takes the Brooks Mazama out for a run.

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