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Mark Roberts
Works at Backpacking North
Attended Surrey Institute of Art and Design
Lives in Rovaniemi, Finland
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New post: Ultralight Photography - Find out how to lighten your photographic load with only a few small sacrifices.
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More crisp Lapland sunshine

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This photo is storming the charts on 500px :)
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Brrrr ...  Nice colours

I did like Frosty Lapland pic, too
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Misty Island, in Rovaniemi, Lapland, on the Arctic Circle
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In a post script to Ultralight Makeover, find out the best way to transition to ultralight backpacking, and take a sneaky look at my pack list.
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Makes sense. Need to lighten my gear.

Good summary and the real reference.
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The sun reappears at the arctic circle in Lapland
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Recent Photography #3
Last month there was a vibrant discussion (also known as "a bit of a hoo-ha") amongst the backpacking cognoscenti on twitter about  photographic authenticity (by my count, that's two oxymorons in one sentence). Rather than throwing my hat into the ring, I t...
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Misty Island, in Rovaniemi, Lapland, on the Arctic Circle

#landscapephotography   #naturephotography   #showyourbestwork   #photography   #plusphotoextract  
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Fantastic!
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Koivusaari, Lapland
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Owner of Backpacking North outfitters and blog.
Employment
  • Backpacking North
    Owner, 2009 - present
  • Freelance
    Artist, Writer, Backpaker, 2001 - present
  • Lapland Studio
    Creative Director, 2011 - 2012
  • Satama Interactive
    Copywriter, 1999 - 2001
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Rovaniemi, Finland
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Minneapolis, USA - Dover, UK - Bucuresti, Romania - Farnham, England - Helsinki, Finland - London, England
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Visual Artist. Scriptwriter. Backpacker. Homebrewer.
Introduction
I'm a visual artist working mainly with photography, sound, text, and video. You can find out more at our website. I also write scripts for movies and video games. I spend as much time as I can in the outdoors, hiking, ultralight backpacking, packrafting and fatbiking. I write about that on my blog Backpacking North, which, in 2012, became a buisiness renting out packrafts, fatbikes and offering outfitting services in Lapland.
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  • Surrey Institute of Art and Design
    BA Photography, 1996 - 1999
  • University of Salford
    MA Film Screenwriting, 2007 - 2009
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Backpacking North
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Hiking in Lapland and beyond.

Backpacking North: Hiking in Lapland (Finland, Sweden, Norway) and beyond
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Backpacking North's Ultralight Makeover series will help you lighten your backpack, and transform your hiking experience.

Mark Roberts's 11.0 kilometer bike ride
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Mark rode 6.8 miles that included the Ousasvaara NW segment and the River Crossing segment.

Trip report: The Dark Twin
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I met up with Thomas after finishing a day-long interview at his work. After redistributing some smuggled methanol we headed for the metro,

Pretty-light photography, the Olympus OMD EM-5.
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I did a post about electronics for hiking here, with the conspicuous absence of the 800 lb gorilla in almost every hikers pack list, the cam

Urho Kekkonen National Park, Lapland, Finland
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Mark Roberts guides you through the trails in Urho Kekkonen National Park, Lapland, Finland

Grid North...: Coast to Coast - Taynuilt to Spey Bay
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Occasionally the sun came out during the course of this 13 day trip. On the 10th and 12th day, the sun shone all day. But these moments were

Kilpisjärvi, Lapland
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Walking along the Nordkalotten Trail. The clouds which had shrouded the landscape began to lift. Slowly, a hut appeared out of the milk-hued

Bikerafting Alaska's Lost Coast: Yakutat to Glacier Bay.
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Late June, 2011, I joined Eric Parsons, Dylan Kentch, Doom Fishfinder, and Roman Dial for a tour of SE AK. We beach biked out of Yakutat an

Going lighter: Red team, blue team
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Getting to know and meet another lightweight (ultralightweight?) enhtusiast is a chance not to be missed, so when Tor Magnus asked if I want

Instacanvas - Instagram artist marketplace
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Instacanvas is a marketplace to buy, sell, and discover Instagram art and photography.

Scandinavian Hiking: Ski touring in Norway & Sweden, and my first ge...
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Just back from a ski touring trip in North Sweden and Norway. It was a fantastic, I went downhill skiing for the sixth time in my life, and

Keel Hauling
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Shouldering the full rucksack I let out a slight 'Ooof'. This was no minimalist camping trip. With the packraft and all that it enta

Race Rovaniemi150. Finnish Lapland
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Surfing the net in search of races to prepare the calendar of 2012, I found this one in the FInninsh Lapland. Sandman had no doubts about fo

Thunder In The Night: Fifteen fathoms, counting.
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Winter is behind me now. Closed up and squared away. Should'ves and remember-whens. Spilt milk. Time to look forward. Time to finally dr

Bradford Cox Talks "Shocking" Minneapolis Performance | News | Pitchfork
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"It's not like fucking Lana Del Rey carved an upside down cross on her cheek and defecated all over herself on stage at fucking Bonnaroo."

Odell Footprint |
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Tasting notes for Odell Footprint Regional Beer.

TechCrunch | Nokia Hates Christmas: Phone Giant Bans Santa Game From Chi...
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Nokia played Grinch this year by barring a small, Lapland-based maker of iOS games from a Santa Claus Foundation delegation at Wanda Plaza i