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With the arctic winter fully behind us under the assault of an alarmingly tropical spring, I see a break in the calendar and hatch a cunning plan for a weekend overnighter and the chance to revisit an area I've not been to for over ten years: Korouoma Nature Reserve – a canyon cutting a diagonal slice through Lapland about 100km from my home in Rovaniemi.
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It'll soon be packrafting season here in Lapland. Get your rental reservations in early to avoid disappointment at
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Changed the name of the "Original Photo Art" facebook page to match the new website that I hope better reflects what I do. You can still find print sales on the site and at Backpacking North, but more photo related stuff is at http://bit.ly/1DbhdLU
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New post: Views from Sarek - http://bit.ly/1yVVpxs #sweden #outdoors #wehike #lapland
In the beginning of August I spent a fantastic week in Sarek National Park, Swedish Lapland, with my (increasingly) old friend Bob Blaker. In lieu of an actual trip report (which will appear in another format later this year), I present here a series of “Views from Sarek” – notes, observations and opinions about the trip, the trail, and the park, accompanied by a selection of photographs.
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New post: Pitting the Suunto Ambit2 against the Garmin Fenix 2 http://bit.ly/1qnD8dC #outdoors #gps #navigation #gear
Following my review of the Garmin Fenix 2, I asked Suunto if I could test their Ambit2 GPS watch as a comparison. Happily, they agreed, and for the last month I've been spending some time getting to grips with it.
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New post: Gimme Some Liebster http://bit.ly/1nps47X
The Liebster Award is an award given by bloggers to bloggers. It's a nice idea, in which the awardee answers a set of questions posed by the awarder. David Lintern and WoodTrekker kindly awarded Backpacking North a slice of Liebster, and in humble appreciation of their generosity, I hereby offer my answers (and a few photographs from way, way back in time).
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Some good points from Ming Thain here: Close, but no cigar: how to design mirrorless right
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New post: Gear Sale 2015 – One down, four to go...
It's time for Backpacking North's annual closet clearing, spring cleaning, gear sale. On the conveyor belt this year are three excellent ultralight backpacks, a medium weight carbon fiber tripod, and a rather nice waterproof camera bag.
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Win a 40L alpine pack and jacket from Black Diamond at Bergzeit. Easy peasy contest too ;) http://bit.ly/Zey53z
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Here's a photo of my least favourite trail conditions in Sarek. #outdoors #sweden #argh
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Yeah it was pretty rough. Took us ages. Mind you, it could have been raining, then it would have been really fun.
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Looking forward to loading up this little baby!
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Self-powered adventures in Lapland and beyond.
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Based in Finnish Lapland, Backpacking North offers trip reports, gear reviews and insight into lightweight and ultralight backpacking techniques. We also provide packraft rentals, self-guided trips, and beautiful artist-signed prints.