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In The Height Of Fever

About 400 climbers have so far managed to do the seven Summits: Everest, 8848 meters (Asia), Aconcagua 6962 (South America), Denali/McKinley 6190 (North America), Kilimanjaro 5895 (Africa), Elbrus 5642 (Europe), Vinson 4892 (Antarctica) and Carstensz pyramid 4884 (Australia/Oceania). But also the city of Zurich boasts seven mountains: Uetliberg, Adlisberg, Oetlisberg, Zürichberg, Käferberg, Hönggerberg and Entlisberg. That's a lot of mountain for a town in flat country; this calls for.

Oetlisberg (696 m above sea level. M.)

After intense mental training, it is daring: Zurich's seven Summits in one day. The adventure begins in the high-altitude Witikon. The neighborhood is known for its beautiful daughters and his Busverspätungen. For years, the district Association pushed for a direct connection to the city centre, now he has you in the form of the much too long line 31. So this Expedition with a delay, which dampens the morale begins. But we bite on the teeth and after 20 minutes on the crest of a hill in the pine forest, which seems to be the highest point. No cross on the summit, no summit register. Oetlisberg? Oetlishügel.

Adlisberg (701 m above sea level. M.)

More to the Adlisberg. On the wide Forest ridge, a steep gravel road, in the curves, depth brake reports traces of the panic over-challenged cyclists. The summit is located far behind the observation tower, rough tractor tracks to facilitate access through the forest, what forest sensitive revolt. The highest point is not visible, but strangely draped Branches. Remains of a sweat Lodge for insecure men? Whether you have found your spirit bear? Grizzly bear or spectacled bear? The More we see of the remote is a tumulus, which from far as the water reservoir of Whatever. After the forest, the headquarters of Fifa is happens. With the window-less facade he looks like a high security prison – a prison for serious guys.

Zurich mountain (675 m above sea level. M.)

the ascent to The Zurich mountain from the tram station " Zoo " is short and to find, thanks to the wide dirt path. And see: This summit is marked with a boulder and a plaque: "Escher height of 676 m above sea level. M.". Wherein the map indicates 675 meters. Whether the Zurich mountain shrinks under the weight of the compacted buildings, the old villas must soft?

Next, go past the monument for the battle of Zurich in 1799, the French General Massena defeated the Russians. Him the Massénastrasse pays homage, also, next door, regardless of the suffering that Napoleon's armies. This would give the SP the opportunity to distinguish themselves to be a pacifist, if your Greens are already ecologically in advance. You could ask for in the municipal Council, the renaming of the Massénastrasse: in atonement road? Or in Anne-Marie-Massénastrasse, because behind a successful man always stands a woman.

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beetle mountain (562 m above sea level. M.)

For the fourth mountain of the Grand Tour first of the Irchel must be crossed, which is done using the bus number 69. Then, in the ascent from Bucheggplatz, change the acoustics: howling planes instead of birds chirping. 31 million passengers used it last year in the Zurich airport, there will always be more. And I little innocence will no longer be allowed to fly to Mallorca in autumn? At the highest point of the forest, the noise mixes with the sounds of a good-humored kindergarten. Not a place to linger.

the special feature of The beetle mountain is to be in addition to the summit, called Waidberg. But also the power not to be happy: a shrub next to a transmission mast in the paper towels from the Work of the human intestine reports. Why just there? The question would have to be scientifically addressed, to the best of the ETH, we come across soon. However, before we venture to the Campus to the many poop issues, comes to us in the sense that the degrees have other things to Worry about. (Cue: Who bullies whom?)

Hönggerberg (541 m above sea level. M.)

a Little later another question arises: Where is the Hönggerberg? This forest is large and flat like a flounder. At some point it goes a few inches upward, and according to the map, the tangle of moss covered Branches of the point 541. What a pathetic top! However, we reserve the better for us, because the known ETH engineers in Switzerland are sensitive to only two of the residential towers for the stadium, which could interfere with their views, bring them into a Rage. Shortly before the end of the forest, a survey is shown by the wayside. After the experience of the Adlisberg, we tap a Reservoir. Wrong! It's a grave mound from the iron age, 700 BC.

Uetliberg (870 m above sea level. M.)

We are now for four hours, and the highest mountain is still not conquered. A short psychological break-in. First, the city must be crossed, which is what the bus number 80. It leads to the Triemli, where the stone path begins – the classic climb next to the Laternenweg from Albisgüetli. 400-Meter-high forest of piles. Impressive! At the top of the shoulder to continue on the Gratwegli, where the view of the city is fascinating, the irregular stair steps, however, protests of the legs provoke. It's the thin air? To the thin calves? In such weak moments, the Uphill helps-Mantra is repeated in mind constantly: "I am a self-sufficient muscle, just wants to go uphill. I am a self-sufficient ..."

in fact, will be reached in 75 minutes from Triemli to the summit: the Uto Kulm, used to be notorious as the free state of Giusep Fry, in the the large terrace glazed illegally and for Events was reserved. After many court the whole of the terrace is a judge now accessible to all. Thanks, we flush the thirsty throat with a Uetlibräu, brewed in Uster.

Entlisberg (524 m above sea level. M.)

Strengthened and slightly beduselt, the last stage in the attack, down to Leimbach, along the Fallätsche: a huge Erosion crater, Zurich's wildest area. Perhaps the Uetliberg get even more in the future, such hopper, when the rain in the climate warming on flood. The deeper you go, the louder the highway is at the bottom of the valley. 720843 people were in the car at the end of 2018 in the Canton of Zurich registered as so, where the Green and green liberal party just won elections.

a view on the Uetliberg and Zurich's Oberland. Photo: Urs Jaudas.

Probably it lies in the beer. After half the descent of the spirit of adventure grabs us, we cross on a path in the funnel of darkness, in this wall of horror. Who would save us in the case of a rock fall or a wrong chamois? Probably someone from the Alpine club rock chamber, stopping in the middle of the steep wall of a hut. 18 Active and 48 passive members of the Club, would be more desirable, as one reads it to the house wall: "Younger members and members looking for." A correct spelling for a place so far from civilization.

All the Fears will survive, in Spite of the exposed descent, crossing at the train station Leimbach the Sihl river and begin the climb to Entlisberg. He is a lateral moraine of the Linthgletschers 20'000 years ago – and even less mountain than the beetle mountain. The mood in the valley, it gnüegelet. According to slack, the summit of happiness is to bounce at the highest point, the Vita-Pparcours-Item "Frog".

Eight hours after awakening in Witikon we reached the tram Terminus Wollishofen. Has it been worth it? Pretty. The city could experience a completely different way. Further, it was clear that the name – typical Züri are just to big lane: The beetle mountain would mean käferli mountain, the Hönggerberg Hönggerli. What satisfied but most of all: Messner, Bonatti, Loreto, plug – in, none of the Major sports in mountaineering, has made Zurich's seven Summits!


Created: 23.04.2019, 19:07 PM

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