I have in mind that I know Switzerland pretty well: the regions, the people, the culture. And, having served in the Swiss Army Mountain Corps, also the beautiful landscape with the summits of the country. But following the summit book of Manuel, HB9DQM, reveals frequently a good surprise. Unknown summits with funny names in secluded regions, mainly around 3,000 m.a.s.l., that I didn’t know before. SOTLAS helps with pictures of the ascent and tracks through the nowhere. The summits mostly very steep, or at least . . . hm, steep. Stunning views from the top.
Manuel’s hiking and climbing proficiency are top in our SOTA context. I’m imagining from time to time that this must be like seeing the mountains not only with the eyes but also with hands, feet and soul. Or playing an instrument in concert. Or transmitting morse code, hi. Fascination!
A next SOTA Mountain Goat has come today to Manuel’s herd– #4, congrats! And there are still many ideas in his notebook.
One thing remains key, and this is probably the only thing I still can suggest to Manuel: Enjoy!
Vy 73 de Markus, HB9DIZ