Monthly Archives: July 2013

HB/SG-049 Selun – 2205m, 8 points

Date: 28-07-2013 11:00-11:42 UTC
Activation together with my XYL Roya, Andy (a friend from QRL) and his family. There’s a quite spectacular cable car (CHF 18.- two way) going up from Starkenbach, saving the first 600m altitude. There’s limited parking available next to the cable car station. From the top station, the way is well marked, continuously ascending, but never very steep. It can be done in 1.5-2 hours. The only possible antenna support on the summit is the summit cross. As the summit is usually crowded (especially on weekends), I prepared a guying kit for the fiberglass mast the day before, so I could set up the antenna elsewhere. Thanks to Andy and his son, the antenna was set up quickly and was holding up fine, despite the quite strong and gusty Föhn wind.
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HB/SZ-019 Grosser Mythen – 1898m, 6 points

Date: 25-07-2013 09:09-10:20 UTC
The Grosse Mythen is a very popular mountain due to its interesting shape and beautiful 360 degree view from the top. On weekends it is very crowded, so avoid this time whenever possible. The fastest way to access the summit is by using the cable car from Brunni to Holzegg (car park available in Brunni, CHF 15.- for a two way ticket). From Holzegg it takes little more than 1 hour to the summit on foot. The way up has been widened and all difficult parts are secured by rails and chains. So it’s not difficult (albeit quite steep sometimes). On the top, a restaurant (!) offers some rewards for the exhausting ascent.
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HB/NW-020 Salistock – 1896m, 6 points

Date: 14-07-2013 10:53-12:02 UTC
Joint activation together with Paul HB9DST. Perfect day, sunny, but not too hot. Most of the ascent can be done using two small cable cars. The valley station is not manned, you have to use a telephone within the cabin to signal ahead that you’re ready for departure. There are plenty of parking spaces available, or if you prefer public transport (such as Paul), take a 15min walk from the railway station “Grafenort”. The fare for the cable car has to be payed at the middle station (CHF 12.- for a two-way ticket). Follow the sign posts to “Lutersee”. Once you reach “Hüethütte” on 1740m (after a bit more than 1h), keep left and head for the summit. There is no path up, so you have to find your own way across the meadow.
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