Axalp 20-10-2021 (+Alpnach and Meiringen)

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Axalp 20-10-2021 (+Alpnach and Meiringen)

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I want to share some photo's which i made on my recent trip to Switzerland. I made the trip on 19.10.2021 by taking the plane from Amsterdam to Basel and then a rental car to my first stop Alpnach around 11:00 hours. Some movements:
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Then a short drive to Meiringen. I parked my car nearby the restaurant of the base and had a good lunch there with military personal and civilians. On the roof of the restaurant is a nice terras which overlooks the base, next pictures are made there
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At the end of the day i went to my nice B&B in Brienz
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Next day my first Axalp show, getting out of bed around 5:00 hours, 5 min walk to the train station of Brienz and sharp 5:30 first bus (at that time not busy, 20 people) to a meeting point just outside Brienz. There more people, but still not crowded. Corona ID check and ticket check (55 CHF). Then by bus going up the mountain to the chairlift. What a nice experience, in the dark in the chairlift, meeting a lot of people who are also exited to be there, some for the first time. When you are going for the first time some tips: take with you a large backpack for your camera, warm and cold clothes, dry clothes, food and drinks (you can buy food and drinks up the mountain), head light, mountain shoes. That day it was not cold and i had much too warm clothes on me. The first hour you walk in the dark and the path is not easy and sometimes slippery. Another good tip, start slowly. (i started to fast...) Very nice views when the sun starts to come up, next to you below Brienzersee (with some morning fog)
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At the top, (i walked to the control tower, around 2 hours walk) changing clothes (you are wet , i assure you :-)) The first helicopters started to come in. Some pictures (keep in mind it was my first time, making pictures up here is challenging but very very nice! What an experience!!
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Next day the show was cancelled because of the high winds and snow and rain up the mountain (was happy that i had a ticket for wednesday) To end the trip i went to the Schilthorn (2970 m) to see the Eiger, Monk and Jungfrau with the first snow of winter
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Thanks for watching!
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Re: Axalp 20-10-2021 (+Alpnach and Meiringen)

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Good one! And I like your story! As well as your pictures.
It is all familiar to me. Will go there again for sure. It is really an experience you can't compare with others.
Thanks again.
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Re: Axalp 20-10-2021 (+Alpnach and Meiringen)

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Ooooh. Missed the hunter completely.
Nice! :worship:
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Re: Axalp 20-10-2021 (+Alpnach and Meiringen)

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https://www.aironline.nl/weblog/2021/10 ... touchdown/ this hunter is now in a museum and will not fly again
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Re: Axalp 20-10-2021 (+Alpnach and Meiringen)

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Nice report. We once planned to visit Axalp, and then it was cancelled because of the weather. Until today we never had a second chance. Yet.
Interesting to see two Pumas with a squadron badge by the way!
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Re: Axalp 20-10-2021 (+Alpnach and Meiringen)

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Thanks Alpha Kilo One and Patrick!
Nice link to aironline regarding the hunter, f4phantom!
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