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Silvretta
The Silvretta
Silvretta
Alps are a mountain range of the Central Eastern Alps shared by Tirol, Vorarlberg
Vorarlberg
(both in Austria) and Graubünden (Switzerland). The Austrian states of Tirol and Vorarlberg
Vorarlberg
are connected by a pass road ( Silvretta
Silvretta
Hochalpenstraße at 2032 m). The majority of the peaks are elevated above three thousand metres and are surrounded by glaciers. Thus, the area is also known as the "Blue Silvretta".Contents1 Borders 2 Adjacent valleys 3 Peaks 4 Mountain huts 5 See also 6 ReferencesBorders[edit] According to the Alpine Clubs, the Silvretta
Silvretta
Alps are outlined from other groups by the following borders: St
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Backcountry Skiing
Backcountry
Backcountry
skiing (US), also called off-piste (Europe) or out-of-area, is skiing in the backcountry on unmarked or unpatrolled areas either inside or outside a ski resort's boundaries.[1] This contrasts with alpine skiing which is typically done on groomed trails benefiting from a ski patrol. Unlike ski touring, backcountry skiing can include the use of ski lifts including snowcats and helicopters. Recent improvements in equipment have increased the popularity of the sport.[2]Contents1 Terminology 2 Safety 3 See also 4 ReferencesTerminology[edit] Backcountry
Backcountry
skiers skinning up in British Columbia Backcountry
Backcountry
skiers skinning up in NorwayThe terms "backcountry" and "off-piste" refer to where the skiing is being done, while terms like ski touring, ski mountaineering, telemark, freeriding, and extreme skiing describe what type of skiing is being done
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Glacier
A glacier (US: /ˈɡleɪʃər/ or UK: /ˈɡlæsiə/) is a persistent body of dense ice that is constantly moving under its own weight; it forms where the accumulation of snow exceeds its ablation (melting and sublimation) over many years, often centuries. Glaciers slowly deform and flow due to stresses induced by their weight, creating crevasses, seracs, and other distinguishing features. They also abrade rock and debris from their substrate to create landforms such as cirques and moraines. Glaciers form only on land and are distinct from the much thinner sea ice and lake ice that form on the surface of bodies of water. On Earth, 99% of glacial ice is contained within vast ice sheets in the polar regions, but glaciers may be found in mountain ranges on every continent including Oceania's high-latitude oceanic islands such as New Zealand
New Zealand
and Papua New Guinea
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Engadin
The Engadin
Engadin
or Engadine (Romansh:  Engiadina (help·info), German: Engadin, Italian: Engadina, French: Engadine; lit.: Valley of the Inn people) is a long high Alpine valley region in the eastern Swiss Alps
Alps
located in the canton of Graubünden
Graubünden
in most southeastern Switzerland
Switzerland
with about 25,000 inhabitants. It follows the route of the Inn (Romansh: En) from its headwaters at Maloja Pass
Maloja Pass
in the southwest running roughly northeast until the Inn flows into Austria, one hundred kilometers downstream.[1] The En/Inn subsequently flows at Passau
Passau
into the Danube, as the only Swiss river to drain into the Black Sea
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Schruns
Coordinates: 47°04′49″N 09°55′09″E / 47.08028°N 9.91917°E / 47.08028; 9.91917Coordinates: 47°04′49″N 09°55′09″E / 47.08028°N 9.91917°E / 47.08028; 9.91917Country AustriaState VorarlbergDistrict BludenzGovernment • Mayor Jürgen Kuster (ÖVP)Area • Total 18.04 km2 (6.97 sq mi)Elevation 700 m (2,300 ft)Population (1 January 2016)[1] • Total 3,706 • Density 210/km2 (530/sq mi)Time zone CET (UTC+1) • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)Postal code 6780Area code 05556Vehicle registration BZWebsite www.schruns.at Schruns
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Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) was an American novelist, short story writer, and journalist. His economical and understated style—which he termed the Iceberg Theory—had a strong influence on 20th-century fiction, while his adventurous lifestyle and his public image brought him admiration from later generations. Hemingway produced most of his work between the mid-1920s and the mid-1950s, and won the Nobel Prize in Literature
Nobel Prize in Literature
in 1954. He published seven novels, six short-story collections, and two non-fiction works. Three of his novels, four short story collections, and three non-fiction works were published posthumously. Many of his works are considered classics of American literature. Hemingway was raised in Oak Park, Illinois. After high school, he reported for a few months for The Kansas City Star, before leaving for the Italian Front to enlist as an ambulance driver in World War I
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Summit
A summit is a point on a surface that is higher in elevation than all points immediately adjacent to it. Mathematically, a summit is a local maximum in elevation. The topographic terms "acme", "apex", "peak", and "zenith" are synonymous.Contents1 Definition1.1 Western United States 1.2 Summit
Summit
climbing equipment2 See also 3 References 4 External linksDefinition[edit] The term "top" is generally used only for a mountain peak that is located some distance from the nearest point of higher elevation. For example, a big massive rock next to the main summit of a mountain is not considered a summit. Summits near a higher peak, with some prominence or isolation, but not reaching a certain cutoff value for the quantities, are often considered subsummits (or subpeaks) of the higher peak, and are considered as part of the same mountain. A pyramidal peak is an exaggerated form produced by ice erosion of a mountain top
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Klosters
Klosters
Klosters
is a Swiss village in the Prättigau, politically part of the municipality of Klosters-Serneus, which belongs to the political district Prättigau/ Davos
Davos
in the canton of Graubünden. Klosters itself consists of the two main parts Klosters
Klosters
Dorf ('Village') and Kloster Platz ('Place'), and the settlements Selfranga, Äuja, Monbiel. Together with neighbouring Serneus, the two villages form the former municipality of Klosters-Serneus. On 1 January 2016 the former municipality of Saas im Prättigau
Prättigau
merged into Klosters-Serneus.[3] The village's ski resort lies 150 km (93 mi) from Zurich, the nearest international airport. Transfer time is about 1.5 hours. Klosters
Klosters
is 10 km (6.2 mi) from Davos
Davos
and part of its extended ski area
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Davos
Davos
Davos
(German pronunciation [daˈvoːs];[3][4] Romansh:  Tavau (help·info), archaic Italian: Tavate) is an Alpine town, and a municipality in the Prättigau/Davos Region
Prättigau/Davos Region
in the canton of Graubünden, Switzerland. It has a permanent population of 11,060 (2016).[2] Davos
Davos
is located on the river Landwasser, in the Rhaetian Alps, between the Plessur and Albula Range
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Flüela Pass
Flüela Pass (elevation 2383 m) is a high mountain pass in the Swiss Alps in the canton of Graubünden. The road connects Davos and Susch in the lower Engadin valley.Flüela Hospice, c. 1900Since the Vereina Tunnel opened in 1999, the road is no longer guaranteed to be open all year. An NGO, Pro Flüela Verein, was established in 1990 to extend the opening outside the summer months. It raises money from membership fees, and grants from the cantonal government and local communes[1]See also[edit]List of highest paved roads in Europe List of mountain passes in Switzerland List of the highest Swiss passesExternal links[edit] Media related to Flüelapass at Wikimedia CommonsProfile on climbbybike.com Pro Flüela Verein, NGO dedicated to extending opening seasons of the pass. Flüela Pass in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.References[edit]^ "Flüelapass ab November 2014 geschlossen?" (PDF)
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Alpine Club
The first Alpine Club, Alpine Club (UK), was founded in London
London
in 1857. It was once described as:"a club of English gentlemen devoted to mountaineering, first of all in the Alps, members of which have successfully addressed themselves to attempts of the kind on loftier mountains.: (The Nuttall Encyclopaedia 1907)Today, Alpine clubs stage climbing competitions, operate alpine huts and paths, and are active in protecting the Alpine environment. The oldest is the UK Alpine Club, founded as a gentlemen's club (see List of London's gentlemen's clubs)
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Inn River
The Inn (Latin: Aenus;[2] Romansh: En) is a river in Switzerland, Austria
Austria
and Germany. It is a right tributary of the Danube
Danube
and is 518 kilometres (322 mi) long. The highest point of its drainage basin is the summit of Piz Bernina, at 4,049 metres (13,284 ft). The Engadine, the valley of the En, is the only Swiss valley from which its waters ends in the Black Sea
Black Sea
(via the Danube).Contents1 Etymology 2 Geography2.1 Tributaries3 Flow3.1 2013 flood3.1.1 2013 flood image gallery4 Hydroelectric power plants 5 Image gallery 6 References 7 External linksEtymology[edit] The name Inn is derived from the old Celtic words en and enios, which means water in English. In a document of 1338, the river is named Wasser (German for water). The first written mention from the years 105 to 109 (Publii Corneli Taciti historiarium liber tertius) reads: "... Sextilius Felix..
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States Of Austria
Austria
Austria
is a federal republic made up of nine states, known in German as Länder (singular Land). Since Land is also the German word for "country", the term Bundesländer ("federation states"; singular Bundesland) is often used instead to avoid ambiguity. The Constitution of Austria
Austria
uses both terms
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Switzerland
Switzerland
Switzerland
(/ˈswɪtsərlənd/), officially the Swiss Confederation, is a federal republic in Europe. It consists of 26 cantons, and the city of Bern
Bern
is the seat of the federal authorities.[1][2][note 1] The country is situated in Western-Central Europe,[note 4] and is bordered by Italy
Italy
to the south, France
France
to the west, Germany
Germany
to the north, and Austria
Austria
and Liechtenstein
Liechtenstein
to the east. Switzerland
Switzerland
is a landlocked country geographically divided between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura, spanning a total area of 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi) (land area 39,997 km2 (15,443 sq mi))
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Geographic Coordinate System
A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols.[n 1] The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position, and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position
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Austria
Coordinates: 47°20′N 13°20′E / 47.333°N 13.333°E / 47.333; 13.333 Republic
Republic
of Austria Republik Österreich  (German)FlagCoat of armsAnthem: Land der Berge, Land am Strome  (German) Land of Mountains, Land by the RiverLocation of  Austria  (dark green) – in Europe  (green & dark grey) – in the European Union  (green)  –  [Legend]Capital and largest city Vienna 48°12′N 16°21′E / 48.200°N 16.350°E / 48.200; 16.350Official languages German[a][b]
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