Hiking in Finland

Climbing, bikepacking, skiing & packrafting in the north

Advent Calendar - Door 20



Dear Santa,

climbing is fun, let me tell you. I boulder on my own a few times each week, and toprope with a friend a couple of times per month. Now I am looking forward to take it to the next level, and start lead climbing. That's when you ascend a route from down up and clip in your rope while going up. One needs so-called Quickdraws or Express sets for this, and it just so happens that Mammut makes the very light Bionic Evo Express Sets. I imagine four of them should have me covered for the start =)

Best,


- An aspiring UL-Backpacker






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UPDATE I

And the winner is... Iain Banfield - Congratulations! Please contact me via Email, you got till tomorrow 15 o'clock to get in touch otherwise it goes to the second in line! Thanks everyone else, see you tomorrow at 6 AM!

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Advent Calendar - Door 19



Dear Santa,

I have cold ears. And my partner has cold feet. We both feel that sustainable and ethical principles in the making of garments are important, and hence found that the Swedish company Röjk would be the best to support - garments made in Sweden, with the happiness of employees & customers and the environment in mind, before the bottom line. But that ain't all, nope - great materials, functional designs and beautiful colours make for example their Primaloft Ski Mid-weight socks and their Reverse Beanie the right socks and beanie to fix my partner and my cold problems! We'd appreciate if you'd think of us when you're in Sweden the next time and drop something warm into our stockings =)

Best,


- An aspiring UL-Backpacker








Post a photo of you and your partner out hiking. Both are Unisex, btw.

UPDATE I

Excuse the delay in announcing the winner - I was abroad and out of town till yesterday night.

And the winner is... Allison - Congratulations! Please contact me via Email, you got till tomorrow 15 o'clock to get in touch otherwise it goes to the second in line! Thanks everyone else, see you tomorrow at 6 AM!

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Advent Calendar - Door 18



Dear Santa,

I feel my backpack could need a bit more order. You see, while the enlightened beings recommend to pack your rucksack in the fluffy cloud style, I find the mess this creates terrible. Cuben stuff sacks weigh mere grams and allow me to pack my gear waterproof and tidy in my pack. How great is it that LITEMOUNTAINGEAR has some wonderful black cuben stuff sacks, which allow me to keep law and order in my backpack! Drop three of them in my stockings, will ya?

Best,


- An aspiring UL-Backpacker




Leave a photo with the various gear you plan to stuff in your new cuben stuff sacks!

UPDATE I

Excuse the delay in announcing the winner - I was abroad and out of town till yesterday night.

And the winner is... Daniel Müller - Congratulations! Please contact me via Email, you got till tomorrow 15 o'clock to get in touch otherwise it goes to the second in line! Thanks everyone else, see you tomorrow at 6 AM!

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