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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
11
reviewed Leave Open How do you determine current trail conditions before going on a hike?
Dec
11
reviewed Close What are examples of inappropriate places to hide a geocache?
Dec
7
comment Why don't we apply the principles of layering when it comes to pants?
We don't? I'm wearing several layers of trousers when cycling in temperatures between -10°C and -40°C.
Dec
6
asked Are PLBs banned or otherwise useless anywhere?
Dec
6
comment Recommendations for two-way radios to use while skiing
I've been asking myself the same, but as the trip with my friend got cancelled we never continued the research (I rented a PLB instead ;). Other desirable features would be small size and weight, and maybe the ability to charge with a solar cell (I'd use mine year-round).
Dec
6
comment Recommendations for two-way radios to use while skiing
Is this the same as a walkie-talkie?
Dec
5
revised What is the true risk of suffocation from different combustion sources in a tent? (CO2, CO)
added SI units to make it understandable for non-US people
Dec
5
asked Apart from down, is there any outdoor material that should not be stored stuffed?
Dec
5
suggested suggested edit on What is the true risk of suffocation from different combustion sources in a tent? (CO2, CO)
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