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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.

2010-07-02 09:53:00

BERN, Switzerland, July 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- US mountaineer John Harlin III is attempting to climb, cycle and paddle along the almost 1,900-kilometre Swiss border. Yesterday John Harlin had an accident in the region of Mont Dolent.

2010-06-22 09:54:00

BERN, Switzerland, June 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- All around Switzerland, a distance of 1,900 kilometres, in three months using muscle power alone: US-based mountaineer and journalist John Harlin begins his tour of Switzerland's borders at St Gingolph in canton Valais on June 23.

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.

2006-01-07 17:41:46

VIENNA (Reuters) - Austrian mountaineer Heinrich Harrer, whose life was portrayed in his book and the film "Seven Years in Tibet," died on Saturday aged 93, Austrian officials said in a statement.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.