Do you feel upto the challenge of conquering the highest mountains in
Great Britain ?
OVER THE WEEKEND OF 16th…18th JUNE 2006. The challenge of climbing the three highest mountains in England (Scafell Pike), Scotland (Ben Nevis) and Wales (Mount Snowdon).
All within a time limit of “36 hours.”
Shall be taking place by a group of Northampton people
The aim of this challenge is to raise money for
The “Friends of Cynthia Spencer Hospice”
The challenge is open to everybody, regardless of age.
For further details of the event, and Pre-registration please ring
(01604 631679 or mobile 07885 298611)
It’s hard to overstate just how stunning the LAUTERBRUNNEN VALLEY is – even hardened Alpinists shrug their shoulders and call it the most beautiful valley in Europe, bar none. An immense U-shaped valley (the world’s deepest) with bluffs on either side rising 1000m sheer, doused by some 72 waterfalls, it is utterly spectacular. Staying in Interlaken or Grindelwald comes a very poor second to basing yourself in or above Lauterbrunnen for your time in the Oberland. However long you stay, two hours or two weeks, you won’t want to leave.
Lauterbrunnen village itself lies on the valley floor, while the slopes above nurture two of Switzerland’s most appealing little resorts. Mürren to the west is the transfer point for the dramatic cable-car ride up to the Schilthorn peak, while Wengen to the east is a stop on the train line up to Kleine Scheidegg and the Jungfraujoch. Both of them are car-free, perched on narrow shelves of pasture way above the world below, and both offer some of the best hiking and skiing to be had in the Alps.