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Klettersteig group - trip to Braunwald (Eggstock)
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19.06.2011
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City/Town: Braunwald, Glarus
Event Type: Sports
Meeting Point: Zurich HB or Linthal bahnhof

Well my gammy arm is nicely healed and therefore it`s time to get out on the Klettersteig.
I propose a trip to the EGGSTOCK where there are 3 routes A,B and C which are all connected.
They are graded at KS3 - 5 respectively and the suggested duration for theA and B together is 4.5 hours.
Therefore I would propose that we start on the A and see how we feel before carrying on.
I will travel by train from the Zurich HB to Braunwald via the Braunwald bahn which leaves at Linthal.
There are 2 proposed starts from Zurich HB:
06:12 - arriving in Braunwald at 08:32
07:40 - arriving in Braunwald at 09:30

Then we can either hike up to the start or take the cable car from Braunwald to Gumen (1904m)

I know which start time I would prefer (06:12) but I would go with the majority . . . subject to any interest of course!

As I stated in an earlier post for the Klettersteig group - I am not a leader with any qualifications - I am just organising the trip.
You will need :
Walking shoes or boots
Klettersteig kit including harness
Helmet
gloves (optional)
Please be aware that this trip is not suitable for total beginners (in my opinion).

I cannot stop you going without the neccessary gear - but for sure you will not be coming with us if you turn up without it - sorry about that.

I am open to other ideas as well - so don`t be shy.
Just corrected the date - it`s SUNDAY not saturday . . . thanks Ben.
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Just corrected the date - it is SUNDAY and not Saturday (God I am useless).
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Re: Klettersteig group - trip to Braunwald (Eggstock)

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Just corrected the date - it is SUNDAY and not Saturday (God I am useless).
A-men to that!

Sorry Bash, couldna resist it but then you know me so expect nothing less eh!?
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Sorry Bash, couldna resist it but then you know me so expect nothing less eh!?
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Re: Klettersteig group - trip to Braunwald (Eggstock)

Well in the end it was just little old me . . but well worth it!
I managed to do the A and B routes of the Eggstock klettersteig (Braunwald) and was surprised at both the length and exposure of each.
The degree of exposure requires a high level of concentration to continually check that you are secured before moving on.
One thing is for sure, when the weather is better, these routes are going to be crowded but yesterday I only saw one other group.
Due to prevailing weather conditions (blustery snow showers and very windy on the tops) I decided that discretion was the best thing, as I was alone - therefore gave the hardest and most exposed section a miss.
In any case I put some photos in an album for anyone to see (check my profile albums). . . and hope to get more people coming next time.
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