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Winter excursion of the young geomorphologists (SGmS)

Feb 15
Feb 16
15:30 - 16:30
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Saltina (Bild: SSGm)

Hydrological hazard of Saltina torrent (Brig)

The representatives of the young geomorphologists of the Swiss Geomorphological society organize a two-day excursion. The excursion will take place between Brig and the Simplon pass. On the first day we will explore the present natural hazards in Brig rooting in torrents from the Saltina river and take a look at the special bridge constructions to avoid floods in the city. On the second day, we will go snowshoeing in the area of the Simplon pass. In case of bad weather, we will visit the World Nature Forum in Naters. It is the Base Camp of the UNESCO World Heritage Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch and offers visitors the opportunity to experience the high alpine nature, culture and glacial landscape in a profound way with all senses. The visited sites will be presented by young researchers with the idea to open discussions between the participants.

Program: Friday, 15.02.2019

Meeting 3.30 pm at the Brig train station.

Walk in the city center to see the Saltina torrents, its bridge and discussions about hydrological hazard and mitigation measures.

City tour and dinner in Brig.

Stay at the hotel Garni Europe in Brig

Program: Saturday, 16.02.2019

If good weather conditions: snowshoeing at Simplon pass. Transfer by bus until Simplon, Hospiz.

If bad weather conditions: visit to World Nature Forum in Naters.

End of the excursion around 4.30 pm at the Brig train station.


The participation is free of charge for young geomorphologists members of the SGmS

30.- CHF for non-SGmS members

Included: Accommodation (incl. breakfast) and travel to Brig and Simplon Hospiz

Not included: Dinner and drinks and lunch for Saturday

Register until 11th January via e-mail providing the registration form to elisa.giaccone@unil.ch

The excursion is limited to 10 persons max. The registration is considered as soon as the application has been received. Non-SGmS members are also welcome as long as they become member in 2019.


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