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Climbing, bikepacking, skiing & packrafting in the north

The Week in Review 281

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A sign of hope.

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Outdoor News

Sitting. Not Doing.

Yama Mountain Gear has launched their first backpack, the Sassafras 20. If you want one, be quick as there’s 25% off on the first 25 orders of the pack!

There’s a new Tarptent coming, the Notch Li.

Nine days left to get a Kokopelli Rogue Packraft on Kickstarter.

And Six Moons Designs comes out with a new backpack, The Minimalist.

I’m proud to announce that I am a Drobo Explorer. Stay tuned for a video on why I like the Drobo 5D3. And if you are going to the Photography Show at NEC in Birmingham you can take £3 off your ticket with the code “DROBTPS18”.

Britain’s national parks are a farce.

The hypocrisy of Leave No Trace.

If you rely on Facebook for traffic, consider this story.

Instagram is littered with #sponsored posts and the same photos over and over again. Time to leave?

The British Brand Finisterre attains B Corp status.

Bikepacker and BIKEPACKING.com have joined forces - congratulations!


Ortovox makes some great gear, and some of that you can win in this competition. You just have to answer one question!


And here’s a competition for the climbers, where you can win a rope, harness and some more goodies by sharing a great climbing photo.

If you need a pack for a quick overnighter, peak bagging or a leisurely day hike check out the ULA Equipment Fastpack.

Spring is coming, and with it the rain. Time to get The Shell from Hyperlite Mountain Gear, a 146 g light hardshell.

And lots of garments and gear at Alpinetrek.co.uk are up to 60% off, so check your closet if you need something for the next season.

Trip Reports

Vlog 002 and Vlog 003 are online, check them out!

Cam helps you planning your Arthur Range Traverse in Tasmania.

Go to Italy and bikepack on the Alta Via dei Monti Liguri.

Max bites off more than he can chew.

Ski-touring the Graubünden Haute-Route.

Bikepacking in Colombia, from Mompox to San Antonio.

Stephen hikes the Coumloughra Horseshoe in winter.

Bikepacking through Morocco.

Ben goes Mountain Climbing in Tasmania.

All the info you could need in this Lake O’Hara Trail Guide.

My friend David tries Indian Street Food in in Chandni Chowk.

Henryk goes skitouring in Tirol.

Utah’s Tushar Mountains, crushed.

Gear Reviews

A first look at the Sigma 16 mm f/ 1.4, me new wide-angle lens.

Magnets in your jacket? Probably your compass doesn’t like that.

Chris uses just one Lens.

Get to know Pepper Cook and her basketpacking Tumbleweed Prospector.

Matthias reviews the Kovea Supalite Titanium Stove. [German]

Kathrin reviews the MSR Hubba NX. [German]

Alex shares tips for sewing your first own backpack. [German]

Drew reviews the Cascade Mountain Tech Carbon Fiber Quick Lock Trekking Poles.

Kai shares his first insights on the Sony A7 III.


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