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20120914 Pfingstegg

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Panorama from Pfingstegg near cable car station from Grindelwald. Starting point of trail to Baregg and further more in the valley of Grindelwaldgletscher. Made with my Nokia 700.

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A: 20120914 path between Pfingstegg and Baregg in Grindelwald

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B: 20120913 Paraglide landing site in Grindelwald

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C: 20120913 Grindelwald from Terassenweg

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D: 20120914 above Terassenweg in Grindelwald

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E: 20120911 Grindelwald - Chalet Milchbach

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F: 20120914 Gletschersand - Oberer Grindelwaldgletscher

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G: Grindelwald - Wengernalpbahn 1

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H: Grindelwald - Wengernalpbahn 2

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I: Grindelwald - Wengernalpbahn 3

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J: 20120913 Grindelwald from below First

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