Monthly Archives: August 2013

Koeln (Cologne)

So there’s one I can seriously tick off my bucket list. Actually, I hate that term. Let’s call it my to-do list. I have wanted to see the Koelner Dom for decades. I didn’t have to wait for long. I … Continue reading

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Hiking in Saas Fee

It’s such a different landscape here. So close to the Berne Oberland, yet it could be the moon. It’s wilder here – much wilder. And high. I read that Saas Fee has a micro climate that gives it the highest … Continue reading

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Food and men

There, I bet that heading got your attention! First, I want you to notice that not once have I talked about food on this trip. It just occurred to me that this was a terrible undersight (certainly I was not … Continue reading

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Saas Fee

I’m beginning to get the lay of the land. This is an immensely differ landscape from what I have seen so far. It’s much wilder than the rest of the alps. Fewer cowbells, more glaciers, waterfalls and impressive gorges. Oh … Continue reading

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Certifiable X 10

Yes, that’s a very deep canyon, and, yes, I not only hiked beside it (sheer drop off) but actually had to climb a sort of steel ladder to get up part of it and, I swear, I don’t know how … Continue reading

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Epic hike in Grindelwald

We gained about 3,000 or more feet in altitude today, so yes, it was an epic hike. The photo was taken from almost the top of the Faulhorn. We hiked 9 hours and, let me tell you, at the end … Continue reading

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Easy hiking in Grindelwald

So this time, when I say “easy” I actually kinda, sorta mean it. The photo is just a notch or two above our starting point. We woke up to a low overcast day. I dressed in full battle regalia: t-shirt … Continue reading

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Grindelwald

Here’s the thing about this photo: the last time I was in Grindelwald, some 30 plus years ago, someone took a photo of me at the train station, with the station name in the background ant the spires of the … Continue reading

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Nice easy hiking day (not)

If you look at the ridge once right, you’ll see the ridge we had to go over, but not beforehand first climbing up this: And then we had to hike along a steep mountain face full of scree and old … Continue reading

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Pat’s here

Imagine, I’m not along any more! It didn’t take long after Pat’s arrival for me to take here on a short (less than 5 hours) orientation hike. And, amazing stuff her, I actually have a picture of myself! Finally, proof … Continue reading

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