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The Week in Review 289

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And we’re kicking off 2019 with a fresh TWIR!


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Outdoor News

I’m looking forward to seeing more outdoor gear and garments in the Pantone Colour of the Year 2019, Living Coral.

Soon I’ll be at the ISPO in Munich - follow along on Twitter for updates from the show floor!

This is an amazing read for all Map nerds: How far ahead of Apple Maps is Google Maps?

You might have heard or read on the news about two men who claim to have just crossed the Antarctic unsupported and alone. Well, they haven’t. This is the First Solo Antarctic Traverse.

What happens when nature goes viral?

Join one of the free SAAV Avalanche Camps.

Dieter Rams thinks we are buying too much stuff. I think so too.

Pee Rag to Kula Cloth: Legit Outdoor Gear for Women’s Hygiene.

When the ice melts: The catastrophe of vanishing glaciers.

Why our sense of time speeds up as we age — and how to slow it down.

Listen to Outdoor-Spirit Podcast #40. [German]

Design the perfect tent for adventureous women! [German]

The Basic Rules of Hiking.

The Struggles of an Introverted Adventurer.

How to Kick Ass in Running in 2019.

Why we all take the same travel photos.

Take 15% Off your entire 1st Order at Backcountry.com.

Didn’t get the ultralight present you wished for? Then treat yourself with some new gear from Hyperlite Mountain Gear.


It’s dumping snow in the Alps - which means it’s ski-touring time! Nothing to wear yet? Then win this outfit from Mountain Equipment!


Here’s a great photography competition for all ladies where you can win an amazing base- and midlayer set from Kari Traa.


If SkiMo is your thing, then enter here to win the chance to train with Dynafit for the Jennerstier!


And if snowshoeing, XCskiing and relaxing are more your understanding of a good time in the 🏔️ enter this competition.

Trip Reports

A beautiful winter hike to Big Firescald Knob.

Ski touring to Höch Gumme. [German]

Out of our box.

Ulrich had an amazing looking winter hike up the Karspitze.

Osh and the Edge.

Leor shares a trip to Mount Baldwin & Convict Canyon.

Tonight, watch the ZABARDAST movie. And then, The Grand Loop Film.

Great views around the Widderstein. [German]

Fatbiking Lapland.

How to Spend a Weekend in Big Sur.

Packrafting the Balkans.

Mike gives us the low-down on the Flower Ridge Trail.

Backpacking the Annapurna Circuit.

Drew shares his Complete Guide To The John Muir Trail.

Western Arthurs Traverse Planning Guide.


Gear Reviews

Cycling Thoughts and Real Food!

A SUL Sub-3 lb Winter Backpacking List.

Chris shares some ideas on Water for winter camps when there’s no snow.

Andrew reviews the LOKSAK OPSAK.

A review of the Revelate Designs Pronghorn.

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