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New Meetup: Jura Ridgeway Stage 1 - Dielsdorf to Brugg

From: Jemma
Sent on: Thursday, April 23, 2009 9:39 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Zurich Hike & Outdoor!

What: Jura Ridgeway Stage 1 - Dielsdorf to Brugg

When: April 25,[masked]:45 AM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: OK so this is my first time as an event organiser, so please bear with me and I hope I cover everything. I also realise this is being posted very last minute so apologies. I will try to get the other stages posted with more advance notice. If you have any questions or wish me to include further information for future events please get in touch.

The idea of hiking the Jura Ridgeway came to me after looking at possible options for fitness and stamina training for the possible ascent of Kilimanjaro this summer ( the main passes are still closed). Whilst the Jura is not quite as visually dominating or as demanding as the Alps, you will find plenty of good walking and pleasant scenery. You also get to travel down pretty much the whole of the west of the country travelling from north to south and will maybe get to discover a part of the country that quite often gets ignored in favour of the higher Alps.

Hike Info

Start - Dielsdorf Bahnhof 09:30
Finish - Brugg Bahnhof approx 17:30
Distance - 25km
Total time -Approx 7 hours (not allowing for breaks and subject to change due to the pace of the group)
Ascent - 850m
Descent - 930m

Brief Description
This is a good fairly local introduction to the Jura Ridgewy and will provide a nice gentle walk to ease us into the route ahead.... It should be a fairly easy hike, although quite long at 25km. The hike itself is at a low altitude never going above 900m. Most of the steady ascent is in the first part of the hike with a descent down into Baden and then onwards to Brugg. Total walking time is expected to take around 7 hours so allowing for breaks we should be in Brugg by around 5:30 where there are numerous travel options and fast trains to get back to Zurich. For those who wish, there is an option to finish the hike at Baden as we go past the railway station en-route.

More Info here Link to stage 1

Travel Info

The train schedule is as follows:

Depart: Z?rich HB 09:07am - S5
Arrive: Dielsdorf 09:30am
Travel time: Less than half an hour

Please note that we will meet in Zurich HB under the big colourful angel at 8:45am. If you are running late and miss us, please go directly to the train and try to find us. If your coming from elsewhere, you can also meet us on the train or at Dielsdorf Bahnhof at 09:30am. Those who are planning on doing this please let me know so we are not waiting for you in Zurich.

For any further information, or for any late comers on the day please don't hesitate to call me at[masked] 43.

Tickets - I have a GA so I do not need to purchase a ticket however for those who need to purchase tickets on the day, I believe there is a cheaper group option though I am not sure on the details of how many people are needed to qualify for a group discount. Maybe someone can enlighten me! For the moment I would advise that if we arrive at the meeting point on time then this should allow for us to sort it out then. For further hikes I'm sure we can plan ahead much better!! Apologies for my ignorance on the matter!

Recommended to bring along:
- sun/wind/rain protection (wind jacket,sun cream, glasses, hat etc)
- hiking boots recommended
- lunch (sandwich, chocolate etc.)
- water (at least 1 litre )
- basic first aid kit (I will be carrying one but it is always useful to have extra)
- maps of the area are also useful to bring if you have them
- a cheerful disposition and plenty of enthusiasm!

Disclaimer and small print

I reserve the right to cancel the hike at anytime if weather conditions or any other factors that may affect the safety of the group arise:

- be it before the event
- on the day of the event before the agreed start time
- or during the hike itself

In the event of a cancellation I will try to give as much notice as I can but please check the site the morning of the hike BEFORE you leave home. Weather conditions can change quickly and the decision to cancel may be sudden.

Everyone who takes part in the hike does so at their own risk

Each participant is responsible to ensure they have adequate health insurance and any other insurances that may be required

Whilst all care will be taken to keep the group together it may at times become necessary to split up due to pace, safety, or if someone needs to retire from the hike due to medical reasons.

OK so thats all the information, lets get hiking! I look forward to seeing you on Saturday.

Jemma

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/Zurich-Hike-Outdoor/calendar/10253221/

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