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RIPCURL PRO 2010 - PENICHE (PORTUGAL) 7-18 OCTOBER 2010 Following the success of Ripcurl Pro Search in 2009, Ripcurl returns to Peniche (Portugal) in 2010, for the 8th step of the global circuit. 7-18 October. The legendary Portuguese Supertubos prides extremely hollow waves from 4-5 metres high, and sports the nickname ‘European Pipeline’. A great show on the horizon… www.ripcurl.com

CLIMATOLOGY – AN EXCEPTIONALLY WARM FIRST HALF OF THE YEAR AIn July it was hot, really hot. In comparison with statistics for the same month recorded between years 1951-1980, the average increase is 0.55°C. According to a study published by the James Hansen team, from the NASA, the month of July will even place the first seven months of 2010 top on the list of the hottest years for the last 130 years. And who s speaking about global warming?

SPORT – A NEW CONCEPT TO SKI-MOUNTAINEERING, IN LES DIABLERETS Three disciplines, three challenges, three days of competition. The Diablerets 3D is the new challenge that this Vaudoise resort has placed on the 2011 Swiss and international ski-mountaineering agenda. The competition offers participants all the specialities of the sport: vertical race, long distance race, and relays between teams with 2 skiers. From 4 to 6 February 2011, the organisers of this event which covers a total of 4000 meters uphill over three days, will give us three reasons why the new concept has been missing up to now… www.diablerets3d.ch

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TECHNOLOGY – DINING OUT WITH THE IPHONE Instead of carrying the traditional notebook, your waiter comes to take your order with an iPhone. With a WiFi connection, starving guests see their orders directly sent to the kitchen. This surprising application from Apple is slowly becoming standard fare in Swiss restaurants. So when will we see the menu on an iPad? Without doubt in a not-too-distant future, because several parts of the world (Sri Lanka, Australia, France…) have already started scrapping their paper versions.

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THE NORTH FACE® ULTRA TRAIL DU MONT BLANC THE HARDEST MOUNTAIN RACE IN EUROPE The 8th edition of the famous The North Face® Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc® took place at the end of August. With its 166 km and nearly 10 000 metres ascent, it is considered as the harshest mountain race in Europe. Extremely bad weather conditions led the organisers to stop the race to avoid putting the participants at risk. When the weather conditions improved, a new depart was fixed for a shorter race between Courmayeur and Chamonix, via Grand Col Ferret and Vallorcine in Switzerland. The winners of this UTMB® shorter edition were the British Lizzy Hawker and Jez Bragg, members of The North Face® team. www.northface.com

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DESIGN – REALLY SWISS BINS Switzerland is a clean country! Orderly too. Now our red and white colours are appearing on containers and bins in some of the tourist hot-spots of our country, such as Säntis, Engelberg and HauteNendaz. And it’s spelled out in writing: “Clean country!” This slogan, translated into four languages and displayed on city furniture, lies alongside the Swiss Cross or a picture of farmers moving animals to summer pastures. To make sure that the Geneva-based company Grellor isn’t wasting their time, think before chucking your waste on the ground and put it scrupulously into one of the bins. It will also help to make sure that Switzerland stays the clean country it’s proud to be!

N° 32 – Autumn 2010  

30 ° degrees, the Swiss magazine of sports and recreation, 10 years of reporting, news, interviews, in 3 languages ​​F / D / E, also avaliab...

N° 32 – Autumn 2010  

30 ° degrees, the Swiss magazine of sports and recreation, 10 years of reporting, news, interviews, in 3 languages ​​F / D / E, also avaliab...

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