Our two month backpacking expedition continues. Week 2, wilderness number two: Kaldoaivi. We finally get to ski, after carrying our skis for ten days!
Welcome to follow a two month long backpacking expedition through the wilderness of Finnish Lapland. This hike took place in November and December 1999. The very first day was... quite a disaster.
Have you ever dreamed of a really long hike? Like two months or so. Here starts a story of such an expedition. This hike was not easy all the time, but the journey was completely unforgettable.
Do you nurture dreams about hiking 1000 kilometers? Or backpacking for a month or two? Here's first of a series of posts on these subjects.
In Finland there are a lot of bogs, about 30% of land area. Does that mean Finland has a difficult terrain for a hiker? No, not at all. Let me tell why.
The typical rule and advice is: Do not hike alone. Still many of us go out there all alone. Which is correct, or could it be that both are?
A tale of a 165 km unsupported solo skiing expedition off tracks. Isn't it dangerous to solo hike? Especially in winter, and in a large uninhabited wilderness? Well, yes it may be, but when you know what you are doing, not much.