Archive | September, 2012

A gastronomic triathlon: chocolate, cheese and wine tasting

September 23, 2012

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A couple of weeks ago we completed a gastronomic triathlon of sorts, combining chocolate, cheese and wine tasting in the space of less than 24 hours. We had our first visitor from Canada, Kathryn’s friend Kelly, who was on route to some business meetings. After reviewing our options for local tourist attractions, we settled on […]

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Dent de Jaman (6151ft) – an easy scramble

September 8, 2012

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This week marked my first venture into the mountains above Montreux to do some hiking and scrambling. I have a climbing trip planned for next week with some potential to climb at altitude (up to 12-15,000ft or over 4000m), so I was looking to spend some time hiking and scrambling at elevation. The peaks around […]

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My first epic ride – the Col de Jaman

September 5, 2012

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If you are not a cycling geek, feel free to stop reading now, as this post may not interest you much. I am just going to describe my first experience with tackling a bona fide mountain ascent in the Alps on my road bike. One of my goals while living here is to ride as […]

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