13 de abril de 2014

Matterhorn Typing 10000 ft


High-level typing has become a tradition in the typosphere. Swiss mountain air in particular seems to attract the local typospherians. So we started early, and I tell you it was worth the trip... for the glory of the typosphere, and your entertainment only: MATTERHORN TYPING

You can best reach the Matterhorn by train, going up to Zermatt and then taking the small train up to approximately 3100 m / 10170 ft. From there, you enjoy a spectacular view of the Alpine panorama, including the Matterhorn, 4.478 m / 14.692 ft.

The mission was spearheaded by two experienced mountaineers aka agents S. and M. On site, we could recruit two more agents for the mecascriptophile cause. See for yourselves:






(photos of the newly recruited agents not shown for security reasons)






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16 comentarios:

  1. Gorgeous scenery! And, of course, a Montana would be the best typewriter to take up a mountain -- that is, if an Alpina was too heavy.

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    1. The Alpina was too heavy indeed :)

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  2. That is wonderful! I like the bird photobomb - is that a raven or a crow, or something else?
    Terrific post.

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    1. Thank you! It might be a daw.

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  3. Breathtaking! I think you win Typosphere Photo of the Year award for this one:
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1gVQd2GnZLk/U0rnNxOnA6I/AAAAAAAAGa4/Kqc3e-9eYtg/s1600/IMG_2199.jpg

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    1. I totally agree. That's an amazing picture!

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  4. Now that's an interesting place to type! Love it.

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    1. Temperature was nice (just around 0° celsius), with almost complete calm and lots of sun it felt much warmer.

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  5. My guess is the bird is an alpine chough. Did it have a yellow beak? You pushed a boundary here Georg. Impressive.

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    1. Thank you Rob, and I think you are right: it most probably is a yellow-billed chough.

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  6. Glad the sound of typing didn't start an avalanche . . . .

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    1. Haha, I hadn't thought of that and probably came close to causing a major damage, i.e. revolution.

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  7. fast typing in thin air at toblerone moutain!!!
    congrats

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  8. Is it a raven? is it a crow? No, it's Typospigeon!

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  9. Haha!! Awesome. But what about the hypoxic typing contest?? ;-)

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