Unfortunately, my summer experience in Switzerland is being destroyed by the magificent descision by ETHZ to (...)
Exam Period 3 years ago,
Failed Hike to Ortstock 4 years ago,Read More...
My friend Oscar came to visit me in Suisse the last 4 days with a plan of hiking, unfortunately the weather was shit. Really shit. Guaranteed rain everyday and thunder two of the days.
But shame on the one that gives up. I ignored my 4 hours of sleep, jet-lag (arrived from USA the day before), and my throat pain and we went out to climb up to Ortstock at 2750m. Starting at 1200 it would be a 1,5 km climb through forests and cliffs. This picture summarizes the weather condition that day:
At around 1600 it started raining. A lot. So we found a house, and went to take cover from the rain by sitting close to the wall of the house. We stayed there for maybe 1,5 hours at which point we saw a clearing in the sky. We joked about how awesome it would be if that small hole would expand and the whole sky would be clear.
We got really excited, and almost started running towards Ortstock. Because we felt it (...)
USA 4 years ago,Read More...
My jetlag is starting to go away since my return from USA to Zürich almost a week ago. It has been almost three weeks of adventures. The first was the trip to USA and the second was my friend Moberg coming to Switzerland for a visit the day after i arrived from USA.
I flew to Philadelphia and the airport security went smoothly compared to past experiences with the secutiry checks when going to USA. No one wanted me to remove my shoes, and no one wanted to look in my computer. I met up with Andreas, a friend i met while abroad in Zürich. We mostly walked around Philly, ate cheap (compared to Zürich prices) food, and tried to find a night club. Which we didnt.
We were meant to meet our common friend Shelby whom we met while she was doing her exchange in Zürich last autumn semester. But, (unfortunately), she had gotten a job i LA, so we had to book another flight to LA since we had booken the Philadelphia ticket before she got the job.
The time in Philly went fast. And it (...)
Stanserhorn Hike 4 years ago,Read More...
Since all my friends are currently studying all day long to prepare for their final exams this week, and since i have all my exams in August, I was forced to go on a hike by my self. Which wasn't so bad. It was pretty nice not to be forced to make compromises but it would have been nice to share the experience.
I took the train from Zürich HB 11:06 to Luzern, where i switched to another train towards Engelberg. I only traveled with the Engelberg-train for 20 minutes before i stepped off. Stans is a small village with lush mountains all around. High enough to be a mountain, low enough to be grassy on the summit. They have an old seilbahn which takes you up to the brand new gondola with a panorama roof which only have a fence which was really cool.
I made a rookie mistake when planning the trip, mistaking the elevations i thought Stanserhorn should be my (...)
Personal: Trip to Zermatt 4 years ago,Read More...
I have been up to a lot these last days and haven't really had time to continue on the Data Mining-series due to school and my new part-time.
I have, on the other hand had time for a ski-trip to Zermatt. We went 7 guys for 2 days skiiing (and boarding). We booked two weeks ahead to make sure we got accomodation, and we prayed that the weather would be good. Thankfully, it was. The snow was amazing, as long as you stayed above the tree-line, and stayed in Zermatt and Cervinia.