Category: summer holidays

  • FIFAD Day 1

    FIFAD Day 1

    Reading Time: 2 minutes FIFAD Day 1 From the 6th to the 13th of August 2016 The International Alpine Film Festival, FIFAD, is taking place in the Alpine town of Les Diablerets. This is a week long festival of Alpine films covering the environment, extreme sports, adventure and more. Alpland Alpland is a photo exhibit…

  • Via Ferrata and Edelweiss

    Via Ferrata and Edelweiss

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Via Ferrata and Edelweiss can be combined. I was reminded of this when I was looking at Salanfe’s Instagram account images last night. I saw an image of a chamois and her young and then I saw the picture below of an Edelweiss and I wanted to share that I had…

  • 1st of August – Fête national Suisse in St Prex

    1st of August РF̻te national Suisse in St Prex

    Reading Time: 3 minutes The First of August, in Switzerland is a national holiday. This is the day when Switzerland celebrates its own existence. The Swiss are celebrating the Pacte Fédérale from 1291. I saw a tweet saying that Switzerland is about 725 years old. They have only been celebrating this since 1891 when the…

  • Networking around Pokemon Go

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Networking around Pokemon Go is less interesting now that everyone plays the game. I have heard non geeks talk about Pokemon Go. They spoke about the large crowds that are staring at their phones in places like Ouchy. The value of social movements is to be part of a small, passionate group…

  • A satirical look at music festivals as a form of psychological torture

    Reading Time: 5 minutes When we’re 14-28 years old the idea of going to a music festival to see the artists we spend our free time listening to is fantastic. Imagine all that drinking, that mud, that food, those opportunities to seduce and best of all that ambiance. The prospect of going to a music…

  • Summer Nyon

    Summer Nyon

    Reading Time: 2 minutes   This is an image of Nyon on a day when the thermometer indicated at least 31°c on a sunny Sunday afternoon. In this image you can see the CGN boat leaving Nyon and heading towards Geneva. You can see the Jet D’eau in the background. You can see a sailing…

  • Via Ferrata with Climbing Shoes

    Via Ferrata with Climbing Shoes

    Reading Time: 2 minutes Today I tried a Via Ferrata with Climbing shoes. With a group we went to the Moléson which you see in the picture below. This mountain stands in the middle and has fantastic views on to Neuchatel, the Lac Leman, Bulle and more. The drawback is that this mountain is often…

  • A 360 timelapse walk through the woods

    A 360 timelapse walk through the woods

    Reading Time: < 1 minute Yesterday I went for a 360 timelapse walk through the woods above Trelex. I set the camera to take an image every 8 seconds. As the woods were dark and dense it took some effort not to walk in too much mud and not to slip too many times. The result of…

  • Switzerland, Fitness centres and the mountains

    Switzerland, Fitness centres and the mountains

    Reading Time: 2 minutes For three years I was a fitness club member. I loved going to the gym up to three times a week when possible. I loved training so much that I bought apps and devices to track my progress. Any time that I could not spend three sessions a week at the…

  • Moléson Night – Via ferrata at night

    Reading Time: < 1 minute I expect that going to do the Moléson Via Ferrata by night will be like scuba diving in the lake. I expect that on the Moléson night I will see the cliff face in front of me and that if I turn around I will see darkness around me. I suspect…