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Join us for virtual hikes in the mountains of Northern Italy, Dolomites and Gran Paradiso. On-line Zoom meeting at 20:00 on THURSDAY 06/08/2020 for a 20:05 start. We show mountain hiking routes that you could do including: * Italian Dolomites * How to climb Sassongher from Colfosco * What exactly is a via ferrata? * Sulden and the Gran Paradiso range We also give tips on travel and accommodation. HOW TO JOIN: If you are not familiar with Zoom, please see below. Here is the Meeting ID:[masked] You also need a password. There are five ways to get this. * If you joined us last week, the password is the same this week. * When you RSVP, there is an RSVP question which gives the Meeting ID number and password so you should make a note of this. * Meetup sends an automatic confirmation message that includes the Message ID, password and a clickable link that gets you straight in. * After you RSVP, you will see a clickable link on the Meetup event details that gets you straight in. * We send a reminder message via Meetup messaging that gives the Message ID, password and a clickable link that gets you straight in. if you want to use Zoom on a different device, type the Meeting ID:[masked] and password manually, copy/paste may not work. In either case, you need to enter a Display Name for this meeting. For our Group, this should be the same as your Meetup ID if possible. If it is different then please identify yourself. If you are a guest of a member then please state whose guest you are. ABOUT OUR VIRTUAL HIKES We take you on a 'virtual hike' in places like Hertfordshire, Peak District, Lake District, Wales, Scottish Highlands, France, Austria, Switzerland, Slovenia, Norway, Canada, New Zealand, China. These are all based on hikes that the organisers of this Meetup Group have done: * We show photos and maps. * We give tips on travel and accommodation. * You can meet and chat with other members of South Herts Hikers Please feel free to ask questions or make comments as we go along. We are not using a free Zoom account so there is no time limit on the meeting but we aim to finish the 'virtual hike' within 45 minutes. Then you can either leave the meeting or stay and chat on-line with other members but this is optional. A BRIEF ZOOM HOW-TO: To join a Zoom meeting, you will need either: * A Windows, Mac or Linux laptop or desktop computer with Zoom Client for Meetings installed https://zoom.us/download#client_4meeting * An iPhone/iPad with Zoom Cloud Meetings installed https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id546505307 * An Android phone with Zoom Cloud Meetings installed https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=us.zoom.videomeetings The current Zoom version is 5.0.5. You need a Version 5.x.x because version 4.x.x cannot be used after 30th May ZOOM SECURITY: Note the How-To Geek advice on avoiding uninvited guests, known as "Zoom bombing" https://www.howtogeek.com/667183/what-is-zoombombing-and-how-can-you-stop-it/ and that Zoom is unsuitable for Government secrets... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-52152025 HOW TO JOIN A ZOOM MEETING: See: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-Meeting Start Zoom on your start menu or launch the app. If you get a prompt to download the app again, you don't need to download it if you already have Version 5. You don't need your own Zoom login and if you have one, you don't need to use it. We haven't set 'Only authenticated users can join meetings' but you should identify yourself by typing a display name that is the same as your Meetup display name.