attendee update

Sagi Grimberg sagi at
Fri Sep 22 16:35:16 PDT 2017

> We are less than a week away from the ALPSS conference!


> This is a time to give you some updates on the logistics:
> First a another reminder that we are at an Alpine lodge.  We will hike up
> for about two hours, so make sure you wear comfortable clothing and hiking
> boots, and that you can carry all your luggage in a backpack.

Where can I purchase a trekking porter? ;)

> The lodge itself offers (basic) internet, hot showers and a simple accommodation.
> Breakfast and Dinner is provided as part of the "half-board" package that
> we recommended everyone to book.  Lunch, snacks and adult beverages are
> also available, but to be paid individually on an as-needed basis.
> Please make sure to either bring a sleeping back

I'm assuming (and hoping) you mean a sleeping bag...

> or be prepared to buy
> a simple one at the lodge, and bring some slippers to wear inside the
> lodge unless you never get cold feet, in which case you won't need them.
> The weather report looks good, with a lot of sunshine for our projected
> dates, and temperatures around 5-15C at altitude, and up to 20C in
> Innsbruck itself.

So is 5-15 a day-time temperature? Us Israeli's need to prepare
ourselves :)

> But remember that we are in an alpine environment
> and weather can change quickly, so make sure to bring a warm jacket
> against rain or snow.  Note that we had some major snow falls last week
> and there probably will be some snow around the lodge and even more
> snow above it on some of the easily reachable hikes.
> We will meet at 2pm (14:00) at Innsbruck central station and then take
> a transfer to the base of our hike.  The meeting point is at the ground
> level of the station in between the two big stairs going up in the main
> hall.  In the image linked below you will see the two stairs, we are
> going to meet in the open space between them, in front of the OEBB
> ticket counter that is marked red in the image:

I'm supposed to arrive to Innsbruck at 10:40 AM, any suggestions on how
to pass the time?

> If you got an invitation and for some reason cannot make it please
> tell the program committee beforehand.  If you will make it but want to
> meet us directly at the base or will be delayed and plan to joins us
> later please all tell us.
> For everyone who is flying into Munich Johannes and his coworker Hannes
> organized another meeting point in Munich for a joint train ride to
> Innsbruck.  If you want to sign up for that please also notify Johannes
> or the alpss list.
> Your ALPSS program committee:
>    Stephen Bates
>    Sagi Grimberg
>    Christoph Hellwig
>    Johannes Thumshirn
>    Richard Weinberger
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