Hiking in Finland

Climbing, bikepacking, skiing & packrafting in the north

The Week in Review LXXX

Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, we are happy when we are growing. - William Butler Yeats

Finnish countryside.

Canyons and Ice - the Wilderness Travels of Dick Griffith

I have to agree with Craig Medred: Many of today’s cardboard-cutout adventurers only dream of adventure. Dick Griffith, on the other hand, has traversed unexplored canyons in a packraft and has skied solo across thousands of kilometres of the Arctic. All of it without sponsors. All vividly documented in his journals. And now for you and me to read about in this fine book.

Canyons and Ice

Pack-Sail-Rafting in the Kvarken Archipelago

Pack-Sail-Rafting is the next evolutionary step for packrafting. Joni and Marko have been having fun packsailing (as it is also know) already since the spring and with Joni being currently in Pohjanmaa I took the opportunity to it try out when he asked me to join him on a packrafting trip in the Kvarken Archipelago.

Heading out with the wind © Photo Joni Palomäki