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The Week in Review 270

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Rain is gone/ Salt in the water/ Mountains rising

Packrafting in Norway

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Join the The Armchair Mountaineer Wild Writing Competition 2017.

Pinpack is a Polish maker of packrafts.

Also I found a few new Japanese Cottage Manufacturers: Mountain Gear Project makes very good looking cuben shelters and accessories, while blooperbackpacks makes packs for runners and backpackers. atelierBluebottle produces stylish accessories and packs, and mmcmgear from South Korea offers shelters and accessories.

The World’s Newest Long Trail is Cuba’s Ruta de la Revolución.

Jackie is hosting a Women’s Adventure Retreat in Ecuador - join her if you can!

Support Pretty Strong: All Your Favorite Climbing Chicks in One Film.

Good read: GPS Accuracy and the Automation Paradox.

Sweet dreams: Why do big brands crave climbers?

Enter the Bergzeit Raffle to win a Mammut Eiger Extreme Outfit!

The End of Walking in America.

Paulina became a Backcountry Gourmet with Adventure Dining Guide.

Listen to Enormocast 134 with Graham Zimmerman on both Sides of the Lens.

Shop and save 30-50% past seasons products with Patagonia Web Specials + free shipping over $75!

It’s the final summer sale week at Alpinetrek.co.uk - get your autumn and winter gear now!

Trip Reports

Read the First Down Syndrome Summit of the Grand Teton.

Through the Dolomites. [German]

Florence had a great time in Spain. [French]

Kathrin’s first days on the Bibbulmun Track. [German]

Beautiful views and exciting trails on the Kita-dake 北岳.

Ryan also has some great views and camps on the Ausungate Circuit.

Anna and Chris hike Hiking Grand Gulch in Utah.

Stefanie hikes up to the Große Wiesbachhorn. [German]

Bikepacking Through Czechia.

Red Bull Fox Hunt 2016.

Check out this big Guide to bike packing and touring in Africa.

Erika went more up than down. [German]

Northern Lights above Manshausen Island

Gear Reviews

I like Iñaki’s positive thinking and imagine he was smiling here and there while writing his pre-trip gear shopping article, When plans go wrong, make new ones.

Matthias’ Bikepacking on the EuroBike article is recommended for all friends who ride bikes. [German]

Andrew the Maker’s Many Things Sack Review.

Jens reviews the Páramo Velez Jacket. [German]

Michael reviews the Haglöfs LIM Strive 50.

Drew reviews the Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL3 Tent.

Wondering what are Sarah’s most favourite trail recipes? Wonder no more and read that post!

Raf took a First Look at the Patagonia Micro Puff Hoody.

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