Just a quick mention about two relatively new high quality online magazines, which are also completely free! …and as a bonus a couple of photos from the last week here at Taivalkoski.
The first online publications worth a look is the Mountain Pro magazine by Target Publishing. Here’s the official introduction:
Mountain Pro magazine is the new quarterly online magazine for the active, qualified mountaineering professionals. FREE to subscribe to and read, it’s content is unrivalled at providing coverage of the latest news, views, research, kit reviews, features and products in mountaineering and the outdoors.
Even mountains are mentioned several times, it’s also useful information for other outdoors professionals and also for the active recreationalist who likes to know a bit more of the local SAR, guiding and so on. And even though it’s UK based, it’s useful for others too! The online format is quite a nice one with embedded videos and all sort of techy stuff but still a joy to read. But if you don’t like it, it also comes in .pdf format. I’d recommend you to take a look!
The other online publication is a tad bit older Sidetracked magazine which is a nice online journal about inspiring adventures and travels. The official info says:
Sidetracked Magazine is an online journal featuring a limited collection of personal stories of travel, journeys and expeditions. The concept is simple: to capture the emotion and experience of adventures and expeditions throughout the world… and to inspire.
I’ve personally found the Sidetracked very inspiring and entertaining read. Not every article in every editions appeals to me but there are always several very interesting ones in every edition, like in the latest edition the story about skiing from Finland to Sweden – over the frozen Baltic sea! It’s a nice “website style” no-hassle format. Sidetracked also hosts useful “Behind the Scenes site” with tons of info and definitely worth a look too!
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I was also interviewed for local news paper Etelä-Saimaa about my outdoor hobbies and work. If you handle Finnish and have access to the paper (or the online version) from January 4th, it might be worth a look. It’s always nice to see how others interpret your views and points, and I feel that the article was quite succesful in this sense. But to be honest I have to mention that there was also a mistake in the article: I haven’t (yet?) guided expeditions to Svalbard even though the article implies so.