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Forays into the physical with thoughts on industrial design from frog's product design team.

Above the Alps

Having been in San Francisco for nearly a year, I was excited to head back to Switzerland this Autumn and revisit my roots. In October the Alps are still free of snow and the grass is a lush green. An ideal time to explore the Confederation Helvetica.

My first stop after leaving the lowlands was Grindelwald, a town famous for the impressively steep faces of Mt. Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. Not far from this touristy village, my two brothers share a tiny rural shack devoid of any modern amenities. Electricity, plumbing and satellite TV are all but forgotten. Yet despite the lack of such creature comforts the place has charm. And breathtaking views as you may have seen in the film Heidi. Normally it would have been the ideal place to disconnect from technology, if it had not been for the RC airplane and GoPro camera supplied by my older brother.  By combining these two toys into one, it gave us the opportunity to see the unique mountain panorama from an airborne perspective.
Please enjoy the film, and in prelude some time-lapse footage of the winding mountain passes of the Alps!