New Page 1
On Facebook | Twitter: @blairsville_com | Online Forums | About The Site | Contact Us | What's New! | Keyword:  
We Support Our Troops
Home   Happenings   Drop By...   Stay Awhile...   About Blairsville

Username:
Password:
 
Save Password
Please review our Usage Policies.


 
 All Forums
 Events Calendar
 Lecture at the Historic Union County Court House A
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 
Author Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
swissroger

USA
7922 Posts

Posted - 07/24/2011 :  06:49:05 AM  Show Profile  Visit swissroger's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Subject: Lecture at the Historic Union County Court House August 2, 7pm


Lecture at the Historic Union County Court House
August 2nd, 7:00 p.m.

HIKING THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL AT AGE 60+
by Bert Kunze

In the year 2000, at age 62, Bert (trail name: "Bert the Bavarian") through-hiked the entire 2,200 mile long Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine . Then, in 2005 at age 67, he through-hiked California 's 240-mile long John Muir Trail, considered the highest altitude trail in the contiguous US. With his slides, Bert will share the tribulations and joy during his Appalachian Trail journey.

Bert Kunze was born in 1938 and grew up in Stamberg ( Bavaria ) on the foothills of the Alps . For many years he organized mountaineering, skiing, climbing, and hiking trips into the Bavarian, Swiss, Austrian, Italian, Yugoslavian, and French Alps. He also was a year round weekend volunteer with the Bavarian Mountain Rescue team. In 1961 he graduated from the Polytechnical Academy of the University of Munich and started working for Siemens in Munich . Siemens transferred him to the U.S. in 1979. He retired to Hiawassee in 1993 where he built his own home. He has been Hike Master for the local Mountain High Hikers and was honored twice by the U.S. Forest Service with Lifetime Achievement Awards for his work as a trail volunteer. He is also a certified Wilderness First Responder.

Bert is a great and entertaining speaker.

Please use history1 a t windstream d o t net to contact the Union County Historical Society.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSbteUHn2Vo&feature=related

Wise men learn through the mistakes of others, Smart men learn through their own mistakes, and monkeys learn through repetition.

swissroger

USA
7922 Posts

Posted - 07/24/2011 :  06:50:11 AM  Show Profile  Visit swissroger's Homepage  Reply with Quote
we will see if bert the bavarian still speaks an bit german.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSbteUHn2Vo&feature=related

Wise men learn through the mistakes of others, Smart men learn through their own mistakes, and monkeys learn through repetition.
Go to Top of Page

   
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
Jump To:

Blairsville, Georgia - home in the North GA Mountains

2002-2007 BoeBro Ventures, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Go To Top Of Page
Snitz Forums 2000

2002-2009 BoeBro Ventures, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Usage Policy