2002 Gliding Expedition
30th June 2002: A
day spent flying at Mollis
is situated just north of Glarus, the town in the bottom left of the
expedition photographer, explains to Andrew how the professionals do
The Matsdock, situated to the
North of Mollis, usually provides the first usable thermals of the day
with its' SE facing bowls.
Soon after take-off
the picturesque lake known as Wallensee comes into view.
YM on final
approach to Mollis, dwarfed by the massive Mt. Glarnisch (9560')
from Pete as he carefully tows one of the gliders over Weesen at the West
end of Wallensee.
take stock at Mollis (1400’asl) a military airfield nestling in a deep
valley and dwarfed at both ends by brooding mountains. After the long journey
we elect to fly on the local slopes close to the Wallensee, a lake at the
northern end of the valley and most of the group experience their first close
encounters with the rock faces and wooded slopes nearby with YM utilised to
the full. Cloudbase remains stubbornly low,with hazy conditions, giving no
real opportunity to explore further afield.