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2011-08-04 07:20:00

JUNGFRAUJOCH, Switzerland, August 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The idea sounds simple: 150 years of MAMMUT equals 150 peaks. For the Swiss mountain sports specialist this is the biggest summit project of all time.

2011-07-06 07:30:00

BERNE, Switzerland, July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The adventure continues - the American climber and writer John Harlin III begins the third and final chapter of his attempt to travel the entire 2,000km Swiss border on July 6.

2010-05-05 08:00:00

BERN, Switzerland, May 5, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- swissinfo.ch is presenting special multimedia reports on the country's growing and diverse list of Unesco World Heritage Sites.

2009-09-09 06:41:00

BERN, Switzerland, September 9 /PRNewswire/ -- No country builds more bunkers than Switzerland. Europe's longest glacier is in Switzerland. The Swiss are world champions in rail travel, recycling glass and eating chocolate. Switzerland holds many records. Some are disputed.

2006-08-11 07:15:00

Sometimes, global warming can help put money in your pocket. Hansruedi Burgener has welcomed up to 800 people a day to his remote mountain hostel in the Alps this summer, all hoping to watch the Alps melt.


Word of the Day
quilisma
  • In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.
The word 'quilisma' comes from a Greek word meaning 'a roll'.