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(BBC)   Mountain hiker, a stranger to Switzerland, raises alarm and is found by police after five fellow hikers fell to their deaths. Now do you see what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps?   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 7
    More: Sad, Swiss Alps, Sarkozy, Switzerland  
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11983 clicks; posted to Main » on 04 Jul 2012 at 7:31 AM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-07-04 07:34:41 AM  
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Police said it was not yet clear what caused the accident.

I'm going with gravity.
2012-07-04 10:34:08 AM  
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Lagginhorn is the lowest of the 4,000-metre chain of mountains in the Alps, about 10km from the Italian border. It is regarded as one of the easier peaks to climb.

Weather conditions in the area were said to be relatively good.


so what's the point of this info? To make them look like inept posers?

"They were awful climbers and had no business being there as the conditions were perfect and a 10year old could have done it"? Is that what you're trying to say?

it's just a cheap shot for some reason . . .
2012-07-04 09:48:10 AM  
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I forgot to mention that one of the hobbies of this flock of sheep is misleading tourists to their doom. And the téléphérique fou (Mad Cable Car) attacks tourists as well. Everybody kills tourists for sport in the strip.

The joke is that the Swiss hate tourists, foreigners and above all, other Swiss, especially the people from the next village or valley. They've become one of the most hospitable and liberal peoples in the world by virtue of possessing the survival instinct, selfishness, and stand-offishness of cats. Truly a triumph of enlightened self-interest. The reality principle run amuck, so to speak. The world could learn a few things about "coexistence or no existence" from them.

As for German tourists, they are intrepid and fearless hikers, one-uppers and explorers. The world eats them alive for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This teaches us to stick to the beaten path, as long as there are footprints coming out again, like the fox in the fable of the Fox and the Old Lion. You don't get sports injuries unless you are very, very good or very, very bad. Know your limits.

As Shakespeare put it, "'Tis better playing with a lion's whelp. Than with an old one dying." (Antony and Cleopatra)
2012-07-04 09:33:38 AM  
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CrispFlows: AverageAmericanGuy: I climbed a mountain in WA a couple years ago. I got to the top, looked around, then went back down.

It wasn't a life changing experience. My knee hurt a lot after that.

Mountain climbing just doesn't hold the attraction for me that it seems to hold on others.

[www.freeyourheel.de image 640x407]

This... doesn't do it for you?

/ That's Mount Rainier in the background
// no, it's not me.


You can get the same view from an Airplane, with a lot more comfort and less risk
2012-07-04 07:54:36 AM  
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I climbed a mountain in WA a couple years ago. I got to the top, looked around, then went back down.

It wasn't a life changing experience. My knee hurt a lot after that.

Mountain climbing just doesn't hold the attraction for me that it seems to hold on others.
2012-07-04 07:39:59 AM  
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Germans all. They were roped together quite efficiently.
2012-07-04 07:38:54 AM  
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Dr.Zom: Police said it was not yet clear what caused the accident.

I'm going with gravity.




Only as an accomplice, it was the ground that did the actual murder.
 
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