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The Week in Review 286

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“Alight/ afar/ serenity

Sunset over the Lofoten Peninsula

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Outdoor News

If you like Tolkien these maps are for you: The UK’s National Parks, J.R.R. Tolkien-Style.

Female Founded outdoor companies ❤️

Mark your calendar for the Second Annual Bikepacking Summit in Colorado.

Listen to The Firn Line - a podcast about the lives of mountain climbers.

Run for yourself and win every time.

DJI released the Mavic Pro 2, and while the camera got better it also got heavier 😕

Where to find silence in Europe.

1,600 acres once part of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument may be sold under new plan.


YES! Soon it’s winter =) Start the season with Marmot in the Stubai Valley and a new Freeride Outfit!


Win some sweet shoes from Scarpa!


Win a Merino wool outfit from Super.Natural in this photo contest!

Still need something comfortable & warm for autumn? Check out the newest arrival for fall.

Save 30% on one Full-Price Arc’teryx Item with Code: ARCTERYX30 at Backcountry.com.

Trip Reports

Emily was hiking on Peru’s Rainbow Mountains.

Hiking the Jotunheimstien, Norway.

Hiking the Berg Lake Trail.

Backpacking to the Minam River Lodge.

A Duomid in the High Cairngorms.

Drew shares another trip report about their hike on the Camino Portuguese.

The Day I sent the Titan.

Agnieszka is now in Montana on her CDT thru-hike, and it looks lovely. [Polish]

Erik went back to Kaldoaivi.


Jacob ran the UTE 100.

Stefanie visits the Cotopaxi National Park in Ecaduor. [German]

A pretty day hike in the Schladminger Tauern. [German]

Charming Chablais. [German]

Andreas enjoyed a day out doing some Via Ferrata around the Persailhorn. [German]

An Intro to scrambling for Elissa.

Ryan writes about Stage 4 of his Cordillera Blanca Traverse.

A cycle around the Man of Aran.

Filip went packrafting the Lim “Fjord” in Croatia.

Gear Reviews

The Clyde (wheel) Conundrum.

I’m giving you a look into my Trailrunning Gear Closet.

Alex reviews the Altra Superior 3.5. [German]

A look at the Pack NW bikepacking packs.

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