BASEL, SWITZERLAND – Rare photo and footage of Roger Federer from Sports Illustrated at a ball game, not his own match, and not his own sport, but just a guy cheering on his hometown team. Fun!
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND (VIDEO) Ueli Steck, a very experienced and well-known Swiss climber, is one of three men who say there were attacked at 7,000 metres on Mt. Everest. The trio, which included Italian Simone Moro and Brit Jon Griffin, told a group of Sherpas they wanted to climb on their own. The three professional climbers [...]
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – You can already buy ski goggles that tell you how fast you’re skiing, but Lumiplan, which provides real time ski data via cell phone apps for 12 US resorts, is about to shift that information to your goggles and make them a lot smarter. The company’s basic set of ski resort apps [...]
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Longer days and warmer temperatures can only mean one thing: time to splash outdoors. Canton Geneva pools are scheduled to open on 1 May. See the full list here. ** Stay in the know, follow Geneva Living on Facebook, Twitter, RSS, by e-mail; or through GenevaLunch News on Facebook.
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Geneva fans of the world’s top football player, Leo Messi, will have a chance to see a watch designed for him as a fundraiser, 9-10 May at Sotheby’s, shortly before it goes on auction 11 May as part of the auction house’s spring Important Watches sale. The watch will also be displayed [...]
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Geneva is host Thursday night to a friendly match between Brazil and Italy, and special shuttle buses will be running to get fans to and from the stadium. The match starts at 20:30. Shuttle buses will operate from Gare Cornavin main train station starting at 18:01, says the CFF rail company, and [...]
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Want a sub-two-hour calorie burner that’s fun, with nice views and libation options? I shook off my Sunday indecision late today following a Saturday night dinner with friends, finally asking my wife to prescribe an afternoon excursion. I ended up taking my first real bicycle ride of 2013, heading across Pont Butin [...]
BERN, SWITZERLAND – Alpine mountain gear supplier Salewa is recalling some via ferrata sets as a precaution after testing by several manufacturers of new and used ropes with braking systems, the Swiss Consumer Protection Bureau said Wednesday 27 February. The tests show that with use, the ropes around the hooks lose their elasticity and the [...]
Heavy snow in Ticino delays trains GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The death of a girl in Italy Friday after a 12-metre fall from a ski-lift and an accident involving two small children in France: the safety of ski-lifts is the subject of a report by TSR public television. The video shows some of the improvements made [...]
GEX, FRANCE – Just back from a snowy work retreat at La Mainaz, below the Col de La Faucille pass in Gex. The hotel, a homey chalet with rambling additions is a fine place to be holed up for a few days with good company. The ample views of the Pays Gex below and the [...]