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Old 01.09.2011, 18:47
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The Klettersteig group is dead.

I have reluctantly decided that the Klettersteig Group is now dead - that is actually quite hard to justify because it never actually lived.
Despite a healthy initial interest, and having organised a start up evening, it never got going.
I do realise that its not everyones proverbial cup of tea but having organised several events . . . I have been the only one.
My apologies for the one or two who did show a little interest but generally the interest has been 'Jack shit'.
I do remember now, why I like going into the mountains on my own . . . its less hassle.
As many other organisers know, it takes some time and effort to organise an event . . . and I wish I would just get some fu##ing response . . even a 'no' would be great.
Before you ask - yes this is a full-on, toys out the pram, pissy outburst.
Sorry if this post is in the wrong place - feel free to move it. I dont give a s##t .
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Old 01.09.2011, 18:51
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Re: The Klettersteig group is dead.

Sorry, it's a "no". Thanks for trying.

I guess we don't have your spirit or the need to climb mountains.
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Old 01.09.2011, 19:11
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Re: The Klettersteig group is dead.

It's a NO from me as well. I have a fear of getting tangled up in a rope and falling from the rocky face of a mountain, saving myself at the last possible minute with a handy McGyver move, only to end up choking to death later on a granola bar.

Don't blame me. Blame the Final Destination movie franchise.
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Old 02.09.2011, 20:58
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Re: The Klettersteig group is dead.

Sadly, I am just having surgery on my foot in two weeks, so my entire summer was blown. I hope to go next year once I get back in shape.

Thanks for trying this year.
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Old 02.09.2011, 21:15
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Re: The Klettersteig group is dead.

I know how you feel - in the past I have tried to organise hikes in the Alps for groups of friends (not via EF I should add); always got lots of "ooh yes, good idea" responses but the drop-out rate was amazing as soon as the subject of the 7:30 train was raised.

I have even had people dropping out because an 11:30 Sunday morning start for an easy stroll in the Jura neuchâtelois was too early...
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Re: The Klettersteig group is dead.

6/10 poor rant, lack of pronunciation, not enough descriptive insults or profanities....

must try harder next time.
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Old 02.09.2011, 22:17
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Re: The Klettersteig group is dead.

Hi Basher,
EF is not really the most happening place for climbing (for some strange reason skiing is popular here, people take their kids and grandmothers to pistes, but climbing is considered an extreme sport ).

I would highly recommend you spend your efforts/enthusiasm in hikr.org or kletterportal.ch instead. There you will find like-minded people/partners.

You can also try contacting forum member litespeed, he and some other members I know do Klettersteig on and off.
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I know how you feel - in the past I have tried to organise hikes in the Alps for groups of friends (not via EF I should add); always got lots of "ooh yes, good idea" responses but the drop-out rate was amazing as soon as the subject of the 7:30 train was raised.

I have even had people dropping out because an 11:30 Sunday morning start for an easy stroll in the Jura neuchâtelois was too early...
I guess the 1am alpine start out of the hut is out of the question then.
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Re: The Klettersteig group is dead.

10 years of climbing 4 days a week, and sorry, my kids are doing so many nutty things these days that I'm keeping my feet on the ground. I'm a nervous wreck.
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Old 02.09.2011, 23:29
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I have reluctantly decided that the Klettersteig Group is now dead - that is actually quite hard to justify because it never actually lived.
Despite a healthy initial interest, and having organised a start up evening, it never got going.
I do realise that its not everyones proverbial cup of tea but having organised several events . . . I have been the only one.
My apologies for the one or two who did show a little interest but generally the interest has been 'Jack shit'.
I do remember now, why I like going into the mountains on my own . . . its less hassle.
As many other organisers know, it takes some time and effort to organise an event . . . and I wish I would just get some fu##ing response . . even a 'no' would be great.
Before you ask - yes this is a full-on, toys out the pram, pissy outburst.
Sorry if this post is in the wrong place - feel free to move it. I dont give a s##t .
Can we just skip the mountain climbing ,and climb on a barstool instead
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Old 03.09.2011, 08:49
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I guess the 1am alpine start out of the hut is out of the question then.
I've never been quite that committed to the cause...
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Re: The Klettersteig group is dead.

I saw several of your posts, and you got me interested enough to look into it, and I probably would have signed up, if there was no warning about strictly no beginners.
It is understandable, you look for people, who already know how to do it, but maybe if you organised an event, where beginners could try to climb a few meter up and down again, you might find a future climbing partner for next season ?
For me, the Interest is there, but not the equipment, experience or climbing partner.

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I saw several of your posts, and you got me interested enough to look into it, and I probably would have signed up, if there was no warning about strictly no beginners.
It is understandable, you look for people, who already know how to do it, but maybe if you organised an event, where beginners could try to climb a few meter up and down again, you might find a future climbing partner for next season ?
For me, the Interest is there, but not the equipment, experience or climbing partner.

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Hi Doc,
Thanks for that post, with a very valid point.
If only you had contacted me, as I was generally on my own, I would have arranged something for you.
There are still a few weeks left before the klettersteigs close for the winter and I will try to set something up for less experienced people. Thanks for putting that point over. Cheers,
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Hurray, and now I believe in resurrection
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I have reluctantly decided that the Klettersteig Group is now dead - that is actually quite hard to justify because it never actually lived.
I organised an Adventure Sunday for my kids last weekend and we went up the Klettersteig at Braunwald

We did the Leiteregg for the first time together (my 2nd Klettersteig, first was the Eggishorn in Wallis)
It is rated a K2/K3 climb, and we loved it

OK, I had one kid stop at the restaurant and go no further
I had one adult stop after the practice Klettersteig (with shaking legs) who went no further.
But me and my 11yr old loved it.

I'm definitely going back to do the 2nd stage of the climb. I want to go over that hanging bridge!

Next weekend is a good weekend for me - fancy a climb?
I don't have my own gear so would have to rent (or buy during the week)....
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Old 07.09.2011, 20:11
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Re: The Klettersteig group is dead.

Hi,

I'm brand new in Zurich (starting my masters at ETH) and interested in finding people to climb with. Never done Klettersteig (via ferrata right?) but i've rock climbed for a little bit more then one year. So sign me up for that introduction event!

I'm also very interested in trying out the local outdoor climbing areas. I have more or less all of my rock climbing gear with me (including a rope) so I guess I'm looking for someone who's interested and knows about good climbing areas close by (I was climbing 5.7/5.8 back home, don't know what that translates to here). Is there maybe like a group here that goes climbing?
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