2010-07-13 45 7

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near-live view from the hash

Tue 13 Jul 2010 in 45,7:
45.9838408, 7.7670822

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[edit] Location

Near the Rotenboden train station (Gornergratbahn), 2800 m high.

[edit] Participants

Crox

[edit] Plans

Take the train in Visp at 13:10 towards Zermatt, change to the 14:24 Gornergrat train, reach the hash around 15:00.

Continue to Gornergrat with the 15:16 or 15:40 train.

Go back to Zermatt -> arrival between 16:00 and 17:30 (roughly one train every 20 min.)


[edit] Expedition

To be honest, I had been looking at the 45, 7 coordinates for quite a while. I was ready to consider a week-end trip to the Aosta area for instance in order to claim the graticule. This would not have been my first hash in the Alps, however it meant a fair amount of time to spend on the train... Nevertheless I quickly checked the train schedule] to see if I could make it by taking only the afternoon off. To my surprise, the hashpoint lay within three hours from my work, which is quite amazing when you realize where it's located... Hey, we spent 3.5 billion for that, but in certain circumstances it's really worth it! After I realized it was doable, it became difficult to stick that idea out of my mind. So I decided it was easier to just go for it, and I arranged the afternoon off.

Some co-workers were a bit puzzled the next day seeing me arriving with a big backpack (the best expedition-proof solution I found to fit both my work and geohash gear).

The rest of the day went exactly according to the plan. Not the best weather you could dream of, but still a very nice afternoon, away from the heat.


[edit] Photos

Vispa river 
A part of the mountain fell off a couple of years ago... 
Geohash fauna (deer) 
Meanwhile, 32°C in Geneva 
6 trains per hour stop at the hashpoint, so it's not suprising that the almost single-track only line is busy 
View towards the valley where I came from earlier. 
I suppose the area next to the train is for skiers in Winter. 
Rotenboden train station - only a few meters left. 
Here we are. I got it down to 0.05 m at some point. 
And the coordinates. 
Geohash flora 
Crox at the hash 
Location marker 
Cairns next to the hash 
Geohash flora (Gentiana) 
View from the hash 
Daisy at the hash 
Daisy #2 
The hashpoint as seen from the train 
More cairns at the Gornergrat 
More fauna (Ibex) 
Ibex #2 
The new and old Monte Rosa Huts as seen from Gornergrat 
Same direction, wider angle (Gorner Glacier
bird. thanks plypkie for finding out that it is a specimen of Prunella collaris 
Panorama at the top of Gornergrat 
The hashcard that MagicIan received from Crox who sent it from the 2010-07-13_45_7 geohash 


[edit] Achievements

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Crox earned the Land geohash achievement
by reaching the (45, 7) geohash on 2010-07-13.
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Crox earned the Virgin Graticule Achievement
by being the first to reach any hashpoint in the (45, 7) graticule, here, on 2010-07-13.
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Crox earned the Hashcard achievement
by sending a postcard of the hashpoint area to MagicIan on the (45, 7) expedition on 2010-07-13.
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