Thursday, 15 July 2010

Helvetia part V: Climbing going on

It has been quite hectic, when it comes to climbing. This week, I've had three intermediate climbing courses in row, on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. So it has been basicly hanging out at the climbing wall of Winteregg. By the Wednesday's cable car down from Winteregg, the cable car driver already recognised me and asked 'What have you been doing during these days in row?'.

On Thursday's day off, we decided to go climbing and surprisingly we went to Winteregg. So four days in row at Winteregg climbing wall. Although, the day off was a bit more relaxed and climbing was more fun and free, than during working days. So all in all, four days in row at Winteregg and eight cable car rides, which is a pretty good achievement in four days...

Sorry, there aren't any pictures available from climbing or from my 'Oh shit' lead climbing fall that I took last week...

Friday, 2 July 2010

Helvetia part IV: A pretty nice day off


I started my day off by taking the Sunnbüel cable car up at 8.30. From the cable car station, I started hiking towards Gemmipass passing the mountain hotel, Schwarenbach, around 9.30. I continued hiking after a short break at Schwarenbach. After hiking uphill for a while, the path suddenly started to go along the lakeside of Daubensee.

After the lakeside path, the route reached quite quickly the viewpoint of Gemmipass. At the viewpoint just by the Gemmipass cable car station, I had my packed lunch and took some photos of the mountains and the view down towards the town of Leukerbad. There was also a mountain side restaurant, where I had a coke. Actually, it was pretty amazing to drink a coke on the terrace, which was almost hanging from a cliff at the altitude of around 2340 meters, while Leukerbad locates at around 1400 meters.

Then, I decided to head back towards Schwarenbach and Sunnbüel cable car station.