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Room 7 - Gryon

Gryon would not be what it is without certain key elements:

The Mirror of Argentina: extreme sport My first visit to Gryon dates back to the end of the 90s.

Living in Geneva, I decided to look for a place where I could clear my head. I went up


in my car, and less than an hour and a half later, I arrived at a large square

almost deserted, Barboleuse, with at the time a cooperative grocery store. I ventured on the

winding road that wound through the mountains, then, unable to continue by car, I

parked my vehicle and continued on foot. After about an hour of walking, I found myself facing

to an icy cliff, sparkling in the sun, several hundred meters high, oriented to the

North West. My map indicated that I was in front of the Mirror of Argentina.

As I continued reading, I discovered that the Mirror of Argentina was a mecca for climbing

in Swiss. The story of climbing this cliff began with two teenagers who planted

peaks in a seven meter high rock in a peaceful valley above Montreux in

1969. These two brothers, Remy, Yves and Claude, then helped to shape the sporting discipline

what is modern climbing.

Precursors in the development of climbing as a popular sport, the Remy brothers

began blazing new trails in Switzerland in 1970. Since then, they have accumulated a number

impressive first ascents and have opened thousands of legendary routes across the

world, totaling approximately 15,000 lengths. In Switzerland, there are practically no large walls that

has not been marked by the Remy brothers, whether the Diablerets, the Sanetsch, the Grimsel, the

Gastlosen or even the Wendenstöcke. Through their unique bond as brothers, the Remy brothers

have contributed more than anyone to making climbing accessible in Switzerland.

The massif discovered at the beginning of the 20th century was widely explored and developed by the brothers

Remy, who carried out a colossal job of opening routes, today offering superb and

long climbing routes of different difficulty levels.

Andreas Auer: Swiss Literature Inspector Andreas Auer is the main character of the novels

detective stories written by Marc Voltenauer, whose action takes place in Gryon.

Born in 1973 in Geneva, Marc Voltenauer originally intended to become a pastor. After

studies Protestant theology, he held the position of general secretary within an association

Christian, then turned to human resources within a bank. Member of the

management of a pharmaceutical company, he wrote his first novel, "Le Dragon du Muveran",

after a sabbatical year. This thriller, which takes place in the heart of the Vaudois Alps, was published in

Éditions Plaisir de Lire in 2015, then at Slatkine & Cie in 2016. It became a bestseller in

Switzerland and won the SPG Prize at the Geneva Book Fair. The continuation of the adventures of Andreas Auer,

entitled Who Killed Heidi?, was published in 2017 by the same publisher.

At Wafo you will find the adventures of Inspector Auer. We invite you to read them during

your stay. If you haven't finished reading or want to move on to the next volume,

do not hesitate to take it with you, and in exchange for leaving another book that you have read,

accompanied, if you wish, by a message for the next reader. Just take a

photo of your message for posterity, and that's it. We thank you for us

accompanied, if you wish, by a message for the next reader. Just take a

replace !

Soldier Broyon - The story of Gryon and the Tatchis Important people have been buried

near the church of Gryon, but it is the commemorative plaque of soldier Broyon which remained in

memories. At the time of the Revolution in 1798, the inhabitants of Gryon had chased away their

memories. At the time of the Revolution in 1798, the inhabitants of Gryon had chased away their

new exaltation. The inhabitants of the plain then launched into a war against the

Ormonans who had remained faithful to the Bernese order. Broyon and a few brave men joined them,


fighting at the Col de la Croix, where he lost his life. The inhabitants of Gryon do not have

immediately understood the meaning of this death. It took generations living in freedom

to realize the importance of this act. Eventually it became clear that of all those who

fought for this commune to exist, soldier Broyon was the greatest, because he had given his life

for her.

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