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The Week in Review 257

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From Sea to Summit - go somewhere where you haven’t been before this weekend!

Looking across the Fjord


Losing a local legend on the summit of Mt. Baldy.

Spring is not only the time where you can go backpacking in warmer temperatures again, but it’s also prime ski-touring season across the globe. Hence this issue of The Week In Review looks equally at winter and summer activities! Enjoy - and if you like it - buy me a coffee!

Does the Freeride World Tour Still Matter? It’s a valid question as riders die and weather makes some events difficult.

Austerity and Enclosure - Walking, climbing and the politics of the public is an article our friends from the UK should read, and everyone who likes to go backpacking there.

What does the ski of the future look like? DPS and Black Crows tell where they think ski design is headed.

Like your camera? It might be gone soon: The endgame for cameras is having no camera at all.

ViewRanger is becoming a social network.

Connect Bikes and Trains - Increase the Number of Cyclists and Train Passengers. Yay for more bikes!

Outside proclaims that The Future of Adventure is Female. Do you agree?

The Hiking-Obsessed Nature Lover Behind Tycho.

Like Scandinavian gear? Then you’re in for a treat: Klättermusen now sends to Australia, Canada, Korea, Hong Kong and the USA!

Only the lightest tent will do for you? You’re in luck - the 535 g light Nordisk Lofoten is in Stock at the trekking-lite-store.com.

And the Bergfreunde have the newest La Sportiva Gear in stock - get a new pair of trailrunning or climbing shoes or the discounted Spectre 2.0, my current ski-touring boot!

REI - yes, that’s the big US Outdoor Shop! - launched a new line of Co-op Cycles, which look like affordable and well-specced bikes.

Of course if you already have enough bikes, tents, shoes and outdoor clothes you just might want to learn about the Art of Enough.

Worth checking out every month: Martin’s Weitwander Rückblick. [German]

And because soon it will be winter again it’s best to start these summer trips now. Like the Swift Campout on the 24th and 25th of June!

Trip Reports

I really like the Balkans, so this roadtrip to Albania and Montenegro really hits home for me. [German]

Paddle and Pedal: Bears Ears National Monument.

A recent ride.

Also Matthias was out bikepacking and encountered mud, wet weather and steep ascents. [German]

Jack has fun in Scottish Winter.

Fräulein Draussen returns to Great Britain. [German]

When winter meets spring in Koli. [German]

Things you can only experience in Lapland. [German]

A Blogger hike in the Siebengebirge - fun! [German]

Paulina gives you the 101 on the ZIon Traverse.

Chad hikes the Fiery Gizzard Trail.

Climbing in Leonidio and Zobolo, because climbing in Greece always rocks!

David lets you discover one of Tokyo’s Hidden Gems: The Tako Bay Campground.

The Balfrin Traverse, a perfect introduction to the Alps.

Couloir skiing above the Fjord

Gear Reviews

DIY Guide to installing a tech binding to your ski.

Andrew Skurka helps you find five-star backpacking campsites.

A review of the MRS Adventure X2 packraft. [German]

Chris writes about When To Turn Back, When To Change Route.

The Outdoor Research Burrito Buddy.

Ken shares a little secret.

The GearJunkie tests the Anfibio ‘Alpha XC’ Packraft.

And finally, a very nice Factory Tour at Cumulus.

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