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I'm a Post-Doctoral Fellow in atmospheric remote sensing at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I first came to Stack Exchange for practical reasons: Tex.SE has been of major help when I wrote my licentiate (midterm) thesis. Since then, I have discovered the joy of many websites. As my network profile will show, I'm interested in travel, outdoor, scientific skepticism, and as I work in academia, also in academia and LaTeX.


Dec
1
answered Are there any easy hiking daytrips up mountains in Lofoten, Norway?
Nov
25
awarded  Nice Question
Nov
23
answered Are roads in Iceland closed to hikers outside the winter?
Nov
21
comment Are roads in Iceland closed to hikers outside the winter?
Since Iceland has the "right to roam" similar to other Nordic countries, you're basically allowed to go wherever you are. You probably won't even be able to see the road due to the snowcover, so it would be weird if you could go everywhere except there :) so I wouldn't worry.
Nov
19
revised What shoes keep me warm in the cold?
fixed markdown
Nov
19
revised How to prevent skin cracks?
fixed markdown
Nov
19
suggested suggested edit on How to prevent skin cracks?
Nov
19
reviewed Reviewed How to prevent skin cracks?
Nov
19
suggested suggested edit on What shoes keep me warm in the cold?
Nov
16
comment Outdoor activities in San Francisco when it's misty and raining?
I think this question belongs better at outdoor SE — should have a better chance of being answered there.
Nov
15
awarded  Custodian
Nov
15
reviewed Reviewed Is it warmer to sleep naked in a sleeping bag?
Nov
15
comment Is it warmer to sleep naked in a sleeping bag?
Good answer — shows things are more complicated than they seem. Also agrees with my experience.
Nov
15
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Nov
13
comment How can I go camping in Nepal and Northern Pakistan?
I propose to move this question to Outdoors.SE.
Nov
12
comment Isn't Nor'easter supposed to move from the Northeast to Southwest?
This might alternatively belong on Physics tagged "meteorology".
Nov
9
comment Energy bars for outdoors activities: what are the important criteria?
Bars often contain mostly nuts, dried fruits, sugar. You can also eat those directly.
Nov
9
comment How do people safely trek in polar bear country?
My friend recommends it (hiking at Spitsbergen), but polar bears are the main reason I've never been to Svalbard. There are even special hiking maps. That's why I wondered how it could be done safely. And there are other organised hiking trips.
Nov
8
comment How do people safely trek in polar bear country?
I think it's a different question; the other question is "is camping safe?" and is answered by "no"; the current question is "then what to do instead?". I agree they are related, and maybe they should be merged, but in my opinion it's not really an exact duplicate.
Nov
8
asked How do people safely trek in polar bear country?