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Monday, 27. October 2014

Stimmen aus dem Welterbe (german version)

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Eigernordwand © Lorenz A. Fischer / allvisions

The Most Famous North Face

The Eiger north face - with nearly 1650 meters - is one of the greatest north faces in the Alps. To this day it has no lost any of its mystique as "the wall of walls" for mountaineers.

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Suone Gorperi © natur-welten.ch

Suonen: Vital Irrigation Channels

The inhabitants of areas with little precipitation on the south-facing slopes of the Valais have had to cope with aridity for centuries. Through man-made channels called suonen, they divert water from glacial streams to their fields and meadows.

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