Visiting Swiss to commemorate pioneering Wicklow climber
EIGER MOUNTAIN BARRINGTON WAS FIRST TO SUMMIT PEAK
A GROUP of 10 from Grindelwald in Switzerland will visit Bray and Wicklow next weekend to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Charles Barrington’s pioneering climb of the Eiger Mountain. This follows a trip to Switzerland last August by a group from Bray and Greystones. Two plaques were erected in memory of the Fassaroe
native in Grindelwald.
The visitors are to include the Mayor of Grindlewald, the Tourist Director for the town and the Regional Tourist Director for the Jungfrau area. The Swiss will visit and stay in the town of Bray, the Glendalough Heritage Site and Wicklow Gaol. As part of the celebrations there will be three displays set up abut Charles Barrington. A special leaflet has also been commissioned about the remarkable achievements of the man.
The display will also include two DVDs providing information about the Swiss mountains as well as Swiss literature.
A plaque commemorating the climber will be erected on Friday morning at the Heritage Centre in Bray, where some photographs and essays will also be on display. For more information contact Cllr. Caroline Burrell on firstname.lastname@example.org.