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As I have been unfortunately absent, due to various reasons, for the last few weeks, I am happy to say that I am finally `weekend free` in Zürich again. To celebrate that I am going to hike up `Speer` this Sunday and would invite anyone else to join me.
Speer is a height of 1950 metre and involves around 5-6 hours of walking.
The hike is medium difficult and the final section is quite steep and scrambly.
I will travel by train from Zurich HB, changing at Ziegelbrücke onto a bus to Amden Post – which is our start point for the hike.
The train leaves Zurich HB at 07:12. The bus then leaves Ziegelbrücke at 08:04, arriving at Amden Post at 08:25.
We have the option to either take the cable car up to Niedeschlagwald . . . or hike it
Return route would be in reverse – unless we decide to push on over the top and down the other side – depends on who comes. More details to follow later.
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  • ElggDK - Sorry changed my mind. This is probably the last hike (with out snow shoes) this year and I have to do Frontalpstock again. Feel free to change your destination :-)
  • Tj88 - sorry but i have already planes for sunday ...:S have fun guys :D
  • stephen_NE - I'm moving tomorrow so can't make it - but after my move I will be closer to Zurich and will hopefully be able to join a future hike.
  • chandra - Niranjan; not fully well yet
  • Assassin - Already organizing another EF publicized event that day. Sorry bud.
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Old 25.10.2011, 13:35
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I would be interested if we end up in Amden again as I will come by car.
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Old 25.10.2011, 13:40
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Re: Hiking up Speer this Sunday.

We did this by going up the Speer from Niederschlag and then back down round the Mattstock which landed us in Amden again but gave us a different route on the return bit. Great hike.
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Old 29.10.2011, 16:00
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Re: Hiking up Speer this Sunday.

I will be at the Zürich HB meeting point at 07:00 tomorrow if anyone decides to come. PM me if you want my mobile phone number. Otherwise - look out for my red rucksack - I will be with it.
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Re: Hiking up Speer this Sunday.

I really should not be exerting myself given that I am still coughing, but sometimes moderate exercise in the outdoors cures faster and the last bit sounds inviting

Can you state the elevations of Amden and Niedeschlagwald? One option would be that I take the cable car and meet you at Niedeschlagwald. What time do you expect to reach there if you walk up?

But don't change your plans at all for my sake, i am still a weak "maybe.
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Old 29.10.2011, 19:03
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I really should not be exerting myself given that I am still coughing, but sometimes moderate exercise in the outdoors cures faster and the last bit sounds inviting

Can you state the elevations of Amden and Niedeschlagwald? One option would be that I take the cable car and meet you at Niedeschlagwald. What time do you expect to reach there if you walk up?

But don't change your plans at all for my sake, i am still a weak "maybe.
Amden is at 908m, Niederschlagwald is at 1269m,
I would expect to reach there at around 09:30 earliest.
Sounds like you are probably a bit too weak at the moment but of course the choice is yours. Send me a PM is you decide to come, as I get notifications of them on my phone. Take it easy mate and see you soon.
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Re: Hiking up Speer this Sunday.

I have a free day tomorrow. If this is still on then I could meet you on the train in Lachen around 7:30.
Anything equipment needed or regular hike?
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Re: Hiking up Speer this Sunday.

The timechange is in effect tonight right? So 7:30 tomorrow will be 8:30 old time ja?
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Re: Hiking up Speer this Sunday.

I am jealous, but enjoy guys, I am staying home this weekend or maybe a gentle hike to Uetliberg or Etzel kulm.

Next weekend for sure.
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Old 29.10.2011, 22:11
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Re: Hiking up Speer this Sunday.

TT, I was hoping to have you on board to do one more hike before you leave.
Perfectly understand you... I was the same last weekend and skipped a hike in Grindelwald. Get well and all the best!
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Re: Hiking up Speer this Sunday.

@Pops: the trip is on and aligned to the new time.
For details and contact number PM basher.
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Old 29.10.2011, 23:31
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Re: Hiking up Speer this Sunday.

Thanks for organizing Basher, but we have our flag football game every other Sunday and 10-30 is one of those, so I'm in Wiedikon.

Hope some of the group can make the 11-6 Rigi hike when we send off our pal Niranjan after many years of hiking, running, snow shoeing and expending energy in various other sporting ways.
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TT, I was hoping to have you on board to do one more hike before you leave.
Perfectly understand you... I was the same last weekend and skipped a hike in Grindelwald. Get well and all the best!
I still have two more weekends, so we can probably make it, I am keen to do it too.

OT: Basher, if you want to settle old scores, we could have one last session in the badminton court, would be great to end it over one last beer .........

Edit: OK, I see that captain has already posted
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Re: Hiking up Speer this Sunday.

Great trip yesterday and once again we were blessed with superb weather.
Thanks to Gaiijin and Pops for joining me - you two guys are good company.
Don`t tell anyone about how I almost made us miss that bus, after sitting on the church steps for over half an hour.
I am going to put some photos on within the next 2 days.
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Re: Hiking up Speer this Sunday.

Thanks for organizing the hike, what a fantastic day with great weather. If we can find an open establishment for a beer next time that would really be the cherry on the cake.
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Great trip yesterday and once again we were blessed with superb weather.
Thanks to Gaiijin and Pops for joining me - you two guys are good company.
Don`t tell anyone about how I almost made us miss that bus, after sitting on the church steps for over half an hour.
I am going to put some photos on within the next 2 days.
I was out running at 0930 on Sunday in Amden - the weather was spectacularly good - so I bet you had a good one. How busy was Speer? It can be a bit of a motorway!
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Old 31.10.2011, 16:50
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I was out running at 0930 on Sunday in Amden - the weather was spectacularly good - so I bet you had a good one. How busy was Speer? It can be a bit of a motorway!
Not too bad actually - just a bit busy on the top of course, with people enjoying the superb views - so we didn`t hang around there too long.
Instead of making the round trip back down into Amden, we pushed on over the North side of Speer . . . a long, long treck down finishing in the village of Rieden, where we picked up a bus . . .just.

Just as a question, we saw there is a route up the south side of Mattstock but each time I have been up to Speer, I wondered if there is a route up the Mattstock south side. Every time before yesterday it was quite snowy but yesterday we saw the clear markings for a path going up. It was not marked on the map and looking back with binoculars it was difficult to pick the route out.
Has anyone done this route at all? and if so can you shed some light on it.
I am tempted to go back next weekend and check it out as the ridge along the top of Mattstock looks pretty good . . . from the south side anyway.
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Re: Hiking up Speer this Sunday.

Basher - don't you mean the North side? The "normal" path goes up from the south side.

From the Speer side there is only the path that goes from Hintermatt to Walenstein - but I don't know whether it goes any further. If the ground stays reasonable in 4 weeks I'll run up there and let you know.

We've not managed any of the Churfisten this year - so that is on the "menu" for next year. I already have a couple of volunteers for that one.
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Basher - don't you mean the North side? The "normal" path goes up from the south side.
The North side? . . . er, yes of course . Well, it looks pretty interesting, if only because we couldn`t pick out the route up or around what is effectively a cliff.
I am going on a mission . . . .
In any case - I put just a few photos into an album if anyone is interested - see my profile for details.
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