Hiking in Finland

Climbing, bikepacking, skiing & packrafting in the north

The Week in Review 291

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“Light and shadow/ broken on the edge/ powder awaits”


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Outdoor News

The battle to save Lapland, or why railroads are not always a good solution.

Wūru Wool is the new Compeed.

The Therm-A-Rest NeoAir UberLite is now available at Backcountry and Campsaver!

I wrapped up my ISPO 2019 Reporting earlier this week.

Watch Nevis Faces with Dave Cuthbertson.

‘Free Solo’ Won the Oscar for Best Documentary Film.

Martin started a great series about Climate Hikes and kicks things off with calculating his ecological footprint. Also Jens ponders What have you done to stop Climate Change? [German]

Want to learn everything there is to know about UL Backpacking? Then visit one of Carsten’s Ultralight Backpacking Courses and get ready for thru-hikes short and long!

Spring is at the door, and the newest spring styles are now available at Alpintrek.

Karolin and Kathrin both ponder about hiking solo. [German]

Watch as Alex Honnold breaks down Iconic Rock Climbing Scenes.

Bearanoia is just as dumb as it sounds.

The John Muir Trust calls for further discussions about the Glen Etive Hydros.

Get out and life in nature. [German]


Win a starting position in the Basetrail Road to Garmisch Ultra Race!


With spring here it’s a great opportunity to go bouldering! And with the Boulder Kit from Scarpa you get all the climbing shoes you might need!


If you’re still heading out into the wintery mountains, winning this Rab Neutrino 600 will keep you toasty!


And if all you want is to climb the Eiger, this Mammut x Bergzeit competition is for you!

Trip Reports

I shared my first Impression from Warth last week.

Michelle, Doni and Christy go backpacking in Death Valley National Park.

Leor takes us along to the Bear Lakes in the Trinity Alps.

Watch Agnieszka’s Continental Divide Trail 2018 Thru-hike video!

Rick hikes in the Tierra del Fuego National Park.

Heading to Africa, Dominik goes packrafting in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Missing summer? Join Michelle on a trip to Søhøjlandet.

Iñaki share Stage 8 of his Via Alpina 1 with us, from Bundalp to Adelboden.

Drew hikes the Araby Trail to the Berns Trail Lookout.

Cam shows us the Southwestern Horseshoe.

Peter went skiing in Evo.

Watch The Silk Road Mountain Race documentary.

Mark takes us for a ride to Arequipa, Peru.

Dennis went for a pretty winter hike in the Eifel. [German]

Andreas climbs the Hasselbrack in Hamburg. [German]

Mike goes for a stroll on the Hoh River Trail in the Olympic National Park.

Time for some Coffee!

Gear Reviews

The BEST Gravel Tire?

A look at the Surly-Burley.

Niels reviews the RevolutionRace Bambooskin baselayers.

Ben shares some News from the Cottages with us - stay tuned for a similar article from me soon!

A useful list of Panniers for Bikepacking.

And Derek takes a look at the Mantis UL All-in-one Hammock.

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