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Hiking in Kanton Schwyz - Fronalpstock, SZ
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11.09.2011 09:00 to 17:00
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City/Town: Stoos - Fronalpstock
Event Type: Sports
Meeting Point: Schlattli Cable Car Station

A very pleasant, fairly easy going hike from Stoos up to the Fronalpstock, SZ (1950m). Most of this well marked trail is along the ridge connecting the peaks giving spectacular views across Lake Luzern and over the nearby Uri Alps. There's a restaurant at Fronalpstock and then you have a choice of taking the chairlift back down to Stoos, or a leisurely descent by foot.

Our meeting point is the Schlattli cable car station just southeast of the town of Schwyz. Wear appropriate footwear and bring some rain protective clothing just in case the weather turns inclement.

This is really a beautiful route, one that you need to have ticked off from the "things to do in Switzerland".
RSVP'd Yes: 12 (9 members and 3 guests) RSVP'd No: 5
  • MathNut - Oh, *that* Fronalpstock....
  • stephen_NE - Already got a 2-day hike planned this weekend... hopefully some other time though.
  • litespeed - have to work on Sunday, normally my day off *grr*
  • Bartholemew - have fun, hope the nice weather holds for you
  • ElggDK - Damn...have to pull out.
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Old 09.09.2011, 13:31
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Re: Hiking in Kanton Schwyz - Fronalpstock, SZ

Thanks for organising another day in the great outdoors of CH.

This is indeed one of the all time favourite hikes with a fantastic view. I can only encourage folks to show up and see for themselves.

See you Sunday in Schlattli.
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Old 09.09.2011, 14:00
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Re: Hiking in Kanton Schwyz - Fronalpstock, SZ

This is a great hike with breathtaking views. I would recommend it for anyone.
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Old 09.09.2011, 16:23
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Re: Hiking in Kanton Schwyz - Fronalpstock, SZ

This narrowly wins over having lunch with my mother-in-law which was the other option for Sunday.
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Old 09.09.2011, 16:41
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Re: Hiking in Kanton Schwyz - Fronalpstock, SZ

Not possible this weekend

Where do you stand on shorts?
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Old 09.09.2011, 17:53
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Re: Hiking in Kanton Schwyz - Fronalpstock, SZ

I'm tempted but it's quite a ride from here.

Enjoy and good luck with the weather.
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Old 10.09.2011, 08:45
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This narrowly wins over having lunch with my mother-in-law which was the other option for Sunday.
Is she on the EF . . . by chance? . . . If she is . . .maybe it is good that you join us now.
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Old 10.09.2011, 08:49
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Re: Hiking in Kanton Schwyz - Fronalpstock, SZ

I want to join. I have a fencing tournament that day, but maybe i csn catch up later?
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Old 10.09.2011, 09:20
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Not possible this weekend

Where do you stand on shorts?
Well, I usually wear mine. (couldn't resist)
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Old 10.09.2011, 11:09
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Re: Hiking in Kanton Schwyz - Fronalpstock, SZ

No clothing recommendations this weekend gang. Wear whatever makes you happy, just cover up any dangly bits p-lease!

Checking out the stunning mountains right now annoys me intensely that we didn't schedule this one for Saturday; looks like we have a cold front approaching Sunday afternoon. Enjoy the sun today folks, we might not get quite as much tomorrow.
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Old 10.09.2011, 21:30
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Re: Hiking in Kanton Schwyz - Fronalpstock, SZ

The sun always shines in Kanton Schwyz, especially on the Rütli.
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Old 10.09.2011, 23:35
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Re: Hiking in Kanton Schwyz - Fronalpstock, SZ

Anyone leaving from Zurich HB?
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Re: Hiking in Kanton Schwyz - Fronalpstock, SZ

i am leaving from from Zurich HB. It looks to me that the last train we can take is the one at 735 to Luzern. we could meet at 720 at the meeting point.
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Old 11.09.2011, 00:12
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Re: Hiking in Kanton Schwyz - Fronalpstock, SZ

That would be nice.
I am tall, short hair and with goatee.

Also got the same schedule so I'll try to be there by 7:20:

Reise: Zürich HB nach Schwyz, Schlattli Stoosbahnen
Datum: 11.09.11
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ab 07:35 Zürich HB - Gleis 4 (IR 2311)
an 08:01 Zug - Gleis 4

ab 08:05 Zug - Gleis 3 (S2 21219)
an 08:33 Schwyz - Gleis 2

ab 08:33 Schwyz (Fussweg)
an 08:35 Schwyz, Bahnhof

ab 08:36 Schwyz, Bahnhof (Bus 1, Richtung: Schwyz, Post)
an 08:40 Schwyz, Post

ab 08:45 Schwyz, Post (Bus 1, Richtung: Schwyz, Schlattli Stoosbahnen)
an 08:54 Schwyz, Schlattli Stoosbahnen
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Re: Hiking in Kanton Schwyz - Fronalpstock, SZ

perfect,
i am short, short hair and i will try to have my sunday relaxed 'take it easy' expression.
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Re: Hiking in Kanton Schwyz - Fronalpstock, SZ

Hello Assassin and the whole hiking gang,

It was a wonderful hike and it was great meeting up with all of you. Despite being chased by mad cows, bowing in reverence at every alpine cross, being forced to say Gruezi to every passerby, being blown to bits by the Föhn and walking barefoot through thistle-covered meadows, I had a lovely time. Truly an amazing hike with amazing people.
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Old 11.09.2011, 20:47
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Hello Assassin and the whole hiking gang,

It was a wonderful hike and it was great meeting up with all of you. Despite being chased by mad cows, bowing in reverence at every alpine cross, being forced to say Gruezi to every passerby, being blown to bits by the Föhn and walking barefoot through thistle-covered meadows, I had a lovely time. Truly an amazing hike with amazing people.
I Could not agree more with those comments Olygirl. I can only add that I am REALLY glad that I decided to join this event. Big thanks to Assassin for organising and keeping us on our toes with his and Tom's non-stop wit!
It was great to meet some more like-minded people and I definitely look forward to joining up with you again. Those views were just awesome - this is a must-do hike for sure. Anyway . . . who were those whimps who took the cable car back down?
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Re: Hiking in Kanton Schwyz - Fronalpstock, SZ

Assassin,

Many thanks, would like to add my appreciation, and little Miss Possum would like to say a BIG thank you, and to quote her: "I had a GREAT time, and would go back".

Thanks again, catch up next month......
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Re: Hiking in Kanton Schwyz - Fronalpstock, SZ

You've blown your cover Mr A., now it's known how kind you are, you're going to have to reconsider that avatar.

....hey there's noise about another hike next month ?
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Old 11.09.2011, 23:08
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Re: Hiking in Kanton Schwyz - Fronalpstock, SZ

Assassin - thanks for organising. A very pleasant hike with impeccable timing - the rain started on the way down when we were inside the funicular.

Things I learnt today:

1. You don't need expensive Vibram V5s for barefoot hiking - bare feet alone will suffice.

2. Bare-foot hiking makes your feet very, very dirty.

3. Not all trains that stop at Arth-Goldau on route to Zurich HBf stop at Thalwil as well - some go straight to Zurich.
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