Deep Time Walk: different perspectives on our time, new solutions

Let's radically change our perspectives of our planet and develop new solutions

REGION

Jura, Alpes

PERIOD

All year

DURATION

Between 4 to 6h

LODGING

Optional

GROUP SIZE

Min 4, Max 8 p.

TECHNICITY

INTENSITY

ELEVATION

Between +-100 and 350m

This is a 5-6km hike where each step will count as 1 million years of the history of the earth

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For radical new solutions, we need radically new perspectives. This day does just that with a hike that will offer new and emotionally connected views of the earth's history and our nature.

We'll walk along the 4.6 billion years of our planet's past and foster different approaches to address the challenges of our time, and develop sustainable solutons.

This day will be like no other.


We'll walk along the history of the earth, starting from the day it was formed. We'll see the moment the moon became our satellite, much closer - and bigger - then today, we'll witness the arrival of water, the birth of oceans, the first continent(s), the start of life, and a few mass extinctions such as the one of the Dinausors. We'll see the days get longer, the sun's radiaton change, and what happened more recently: the arrival of hominids, the formation of the alps, the ice ages and finally the start of the neolithic period to end with what is proposed to be the "anthropocene".

Programme


Start at around 10am, end 3pm. Program and location will be sent on request and registration

Gear list


  • Rainproof backpack (approx. 25 liters)

  • Personal belongings and medication, telephone

  • Tick repellent

  • (High) hiking shoes with profiled / Vibram soles

  • Warm hiking clothes, at least:

  • 1st technical layer, e.g. wool (avoid cotton), also for legs in case of low temperatures or wind

  • 2nd warm layer with fleece jacket plus down (puff) jacket

  • Long pants and hiking jacket

  • If not waterproof: provide additional protection against rain. Evt. umbrella

  • Sunglasses, sun cream, hat, possibly a pair of light gloves

  • 1 liter of water minimum, 2 liters maximum, possibly a thermos

  • Snacks, dried fruit, etc.

  • Walking sticks, camera, binoculars (recommended)

Costs

From CHF 125.- pp.

Contact us for group prices, groups larger than the maximum indicated, or specific categin options.

Optional lunch: world champion cheese fondue, tea, biodynamic wine from Domaine de la Colombe à Féchy, Italian espresso coffee, CHF 30.- pp.

The hike is confirmed as soon as the minimum number of participants is reached, and may be postponed in case of bad weather conditions.

Payment: on site at the end of the hike. 100% of the fees are due in case of cancellation 10 days before the beginning of the tour, and 50% for 30 days

Included


  • Guiding services by a professional Mountain leader with Swiss federal certificate

  • Fresh espresso coffee or tea at the meeting point

  • Presentation of the Deep Time Walk theme along the way, over approx. 4.6 km

  • Explanations about the region, its nature and landscape

  • Observations of fauna, flora, geology. If tei allow, we can discuss various aspects related to the forest and its trees, its role in biodiversity and our relationship with it

  • Transfer to the meeting point by minibus (6 passengers) available, pick-up point to be defined

Not included


  • Public transportation

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