Scoala Altfel

Find the treasure

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Last week at the summer school we made a small trip. The theme of the trip was to use the map for field orientation. But because we are still small and we want everything to be a play we have discovered the route using the clues. A cross made out of trees, a banquet in […]

Scoala Altfel

Indoor Activities

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The “Scoala Altfel” program is a good opportunity to learn things that are not necessarily in school curriculum. In this category goes trekking with all the “disciplines” that include: orientation, nutrition, equipment, visiting rules of the national parks and of the protected areas. Such information can of course be best assimilated “in the filed” during […]

Trekking

Zermatt and Matterhorn

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Although it’s already mid-May, the snow is still high, it seems to have fallen somewhat more than usual. In these conditions, we have few trekking options in the area, in fact 2: we can climb up to Riffelalp one of the Gornegrat train stations or visit Zmutt. We chose both. Getting to Riffelalp has nothing […]

Trekking

Kleine_Scheidegg

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Kleine Scheidegg is the train station where the final climb to Jungfraujoch (3454m)begins, the terminal station of the famous cogwhell train. Above that point, the train stops only at the Eiger glacier and then enters the deep of the mountain. The train inaugurated in 1912 is probably one of Switzerland’s most famous tourist attractions. Of […]

Trekking

Gimmelwald and Murren

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Eiger, Monch, and Jungfrau are the three major peaks that dominate the Langwald valley. Both the peaks and the huge glaciers that descend from their top can be seen best on the left side of the valley. With this plan we also started our journey. I took the cabin from Lauterbrunen to Gruetschalp. From here […]

Trekking

Stechelberg and Wengen

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The last village on the Lengwald Valley, Stechelberg is located just 20km away from Interlaken, was our home for a week in May 2018. Located in a typical U-shaped glacial valley, the village has a special charm. The valley walls have been “cut” by glaciers so abruptly that both sides of the slope are virtually […]

Trekking

Grindelwald – first peak

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In Heinrich Harrer’s book The White Spider (a chronicle of the first ascents of the Eiger’s northern wall) I first heard of Grindelwald, a small village located at an altitude of 1034m in the Bernin Alps. Ever since I’ve read the book I wanted to get here and look up the mountain for traces of […]

snowshoeing

On Snowshoes in Paring moutains

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The word of a “great man” in the winter is not the same as summer is working also for hiking. Besides the clothing required for low temperatures, snow can tangle our plans if we are not prepared. The less popular in Romania snowshoeing allows us to walk the trails almost regardless of the snow conditions. […]

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Cindrel ridge in winter time

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In the past 2-3 we got to Cindrel quite often and especially in winter, but the end point was the peak of Cindrel or Steflesti col. We knew the ridge route continued from here to Lake Oasa and it seemed a good route for skiing. Now since Canaia is a guarded hut the idea of […]

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Sirnea and Magura

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The villages located at the foot of Pietrii Craiului: Sirnea, Cave and Magura are a very popular destination among photographers. In winter time, however, they arealso a very good starting point for tours on snowshoes. We start from Sirnea and cross the Grind meadow and then to the Table to get to Curmatura Chalet. The […]