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Old September 27th, 2013, 10:53 AM   #22161
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No tripoints for me yet. I'm not very interested in them, just those in the mountains. I'm planning in visiting the Piz Lat one (I-A-CH) some day.
Maybe someday F-I-CH triplepoint for me:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mont_Dolent

Not extremely hard but you need glacier experience and ice equipment.
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Old September 27th, 2013, 11:02 AM   #22162
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I've planned to attend to glacier climbing courses while in Turin next year. It's not really my cup of tea, since I'm a solitary hiker and, as a general rule, I don't like trusting others, while in glacier climbing you must proceed in a roped party with trustworthy companions.
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Old September 27th, 2013, 11:09 AM   #22163
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What do you think of vie ferrate climbs?
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Old September 27th, 2013, 11:14 AM   #22164
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What do you think of vie ferrate climbs?
Never done one. Not the technical ones with gears, anyway. I am slowly battling against fear of heights, so vie ferrate are not the ideal environment for me.

But there's another thing: I don't like vie ferrate in places where there's another hiking trail. If I ever do a via ferrata, it's for places where that is the only (or simpler) way to go up.
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Old September 27th, 2013, 03:12 PM   #22165
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I see Spain is considering changing their time-zone to the same as Britain (& Portugal).

http://news.sky.com/story/1147167/sp...ime-zone-clock

Is there anything they won't do to try and get Gibraltar back?!
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Old September 27th, 2013, 03:16 PM   #22166
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It makes sense. During winters, sunrise is almost 9am in A Coruna.

It would also be an extra help for the great effort they are putting to eradicate, once and for all, the unproductive and outdated habit of taking siestas.
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Old September 27th, 2013, 03:18 PM   #22167
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Well, it is ridiculous that La Coruña should be an hour ahead of Folkestone....

One almost suspects the EU of trying to get everyone onto Brussels time. (You lot are next.)

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It's a lovely day for a little drive: http://www.meteomedia.com/meteo/canada/quebec/montreal

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Old September 27th, 2013, 03:19 PM   #22168
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I see Spain is considering changing their time-zone to the same as Britain (& Portugal).

http://news.sky.com/story/1147167/sp...ime-zone-clock

Is there anything they won't do to try and get Gibraltar back?!
I wonder if Gibraltar would do the same...
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Old September 27th, 2013, 04:02 PM   #22169
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Have some of the last posts been removed?
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Old September 27th, 2013, 04:11 PM   #22170
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Yep. I'm beginning to think it's a personal thing towards me.
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Old September 27th, 2013, 04:14 PM   #22171
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Well, most of the posts were mine. And Penn's woods started.
I fail to see how one can go off topic in an off topic thread...
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Old September 27th, 2013, 04:22 PM   #22172
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I think it has something to do with the references about the ongoing whining in the International Borders thread. Posts have been deleted over there as well. They're getting pretty itchy on the trigger in this section of SSC.
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Old September 27th, 2013, 04:24 PM   #22173
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These forums are not a chatbox. Excess OT gets deleted from time to time. There have been complaints about the amount of uninteresting off topic posts.
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Old September 27th, 2013, 04:31 PM   #22174
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This thread is more or less a chat box...
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Old September 27th, 2013, 05:12 PM   #22175
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I see Spain is considering changing their time-zone to the same as Britain (& Portugal).
Makes sense to me. Communication with France can't be that high with Pyrenees along the entire border. It would also be great for Portugal.
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Old September 27th, 2013, 05:15 PM   #22176
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Makes sense to me. Communication with France can't be that high with Pyrenees along the entire border. It would also be great for Portugal.
Actually, they've got strong relationships, and in some towns they've got the border running right through streets and houses.
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Old September 27th, 2013, 05:34 PM   #22177
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I see Spain is considering changing their time-zone to the same as Britain (& Portugal).

http://news.sky.com/story/1147167/sp...ime-zone-clock

Is there anything they won't do to try and get Gibraltar back?!
It's the first step to adjust our schedule to the rest of Europe. It was Franco who decided to adopt the German time in 1940, so we will finally return to our natural time.

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It would also be an extra help for the great effort they are putting to eradicate, once and for all, the unproductive and outdated habit of taking siestas.
The influence of siesta on the Spanish unproductiviness is overrated IMO, as it's only really common among retired people. I'd say that over the 70% of students or workers don't take siestas.

I think that the main problem is our meal schedule: A very light breakfast before 8am, a cup of coffee at ~11am, a very copious lunch at 2-3pm which makes people dizzy for the next 2 hours, and an abundant dinner at 9pm which makes you go to bed at ~12am. Many people get up tired and are not really awake after the 11am coffee.

But I think it hasn't always been the same, because there are many proverbs/idioms which are totally the opposite to the current Spanish lifestyle. My mom always told me to "eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper" but most people in Spain eat breakfast like a pauper, lunch like a king, and dinner like a prince I also remember my grandmother telling me "better before than after 10 you should be in bed" (A las 10 en la cama estés, mejor antes que después), and I guess that very few Spaniards do that nowadays.
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Old September 27th, 2013, 05:56 PM   #22178
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My mom always told me to "eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper"
Same here (except "lunch like a farmer"), but that's for hard-working people.
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It's the first step to adjust our schedule to the rest of Europe. It was Franco who decided to adopt the German time in 1940, so we will finally return to our natural time.
This would eliminate the time difference with Islas Canarias.

The influence of siesta on the Spanish unproductiviness is overrated IMO, as it's only really common among retired people. I'd say that over the 70% of students or workers don't take siestas.

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I think that the main problem is our meal schedule: A very light breakfast before 8am, a cup of coffee at ~11am, a very copious lunch at 2-3pm which makes people dizzy for the next 2 hours, and an abundant dinner at 9pm which makes you go to bed at ~12am. Many people get up tired and are not really awake after the 11am coffee.
Oh, I was referring more to the very long pauses in the middle of the day than to the act of sleeping itself.
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I wonder if Gibraltar would do the same...
Gib should do the opposite of Spain purely to annoy them.
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