last snowshoe tour of the season to take place!

the weather forecast for tomorrow is looking good! we are going to do the [last snowshoe tour of the season tomorrow!][gg] quite excited by it!

in case you are interested in joining: [contact fredi kälin of blue-dimension until 21:00 tonight!][fredi]

[gg]: http://d2h.net/blog/2008/05/27/planned-the-absolute-last-snowshoe-tour-this-side-of-winter
[fredi]: http://www.blue-dimension.ch/kontakt.shtml

planned: the absolute last snowshoe tour this side of winter

our good friend and sometimes mountain guide [fredi kälin][] had [advertized a snowshoe tour to the gloggeentürmli][fredi-gg] in the [gotthard pass area][] — the precondition being that the pass itself got opened again and, of course, that we’ll have appropriate weather.

[fredi kälin]: http://www.blue-dimension.ch/
[fredi-gg]: http://www.blue-dimension.ch/out/winter.shtml
[gotthard pass area]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Gotthard_Pass

well, the gotthard pass [was opened thursday a week ago][nzz-gotthard], now let’s see whether the weather plays along…

[nzz-gotthard]: http://www.nzz.ch/nachrichten/medien/gotthard_pass_mittwoch_offen_1.738371.html

natural fission reactors

just stumbled across [an article on spiegel online about a new hypothesis that at the earth’s core is a giant nuclear reactor](http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/natur/0,1518,553785,00.html) — the article mentions that there are _known_ natural nuclear reactors in [gabun](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabun). googling for “natural nuclear reactors” returns [a page by the curtin university of technology](http://www.oklo.curtin.edu.au/). fascinating reading.

of course the hypothesis mentioned in the _spiegel online_ article is so far just a hypothesis, but it would be a bit ironic if the “green” geothermal water heating technology turned out to be down to nuclear energy in the first place 😉