User talk:Zacharie Grossen

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Cima della Bondasca[edit]

Hi Zacharie, On Swisstopo the height for this peak is given as 3267m not 3289m, which you changed it to. Could you shed any light on this? Thanks, Ericoides (talk) 08:20, 27 September 2011 (UTC)

OK, I saw your changes. Thanks, Ericoides (talk) 08:57, 28 September 2011 (UTC)
While I'm here, I'd appreciate your input – as a regular contributor to mountain articles – to this discussion. Ericoides (talk) 12:29, 28 September 2011 (UTC)

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Category:Highest points of Swiss cantons[edit]

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Hey Zacharie

Sorry, I was a know it all... you seem to be right stating that Bristen belongs to the Glarus Alps. I was obviously influenced by my "patriotism" (too strong a word, but couldn't find another one suiting better)... It seems to me though that these definition of different parts of the alps is a little bit spongy. Using political names for these is a bit unfortunate... As I am not in the position to change that I will have to leave it this way... ;-) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Serafina marteen (talkcontribs) 19:37, 14 May 2012 (UTC)

Thank you for your hint. You're right of course! I changed it just now. Obviously I still have to learn a lot about wikipedia and how to apply my research knowledge correctly... Serafina marteen (talk) 16:50, 20 May 2012 (UTC)

With a height of x[edit]

Can I just make the small point that the construction "With a height of 3,328 metres above sea level, X is the highest peak in Y" that appears in many of your articles sounds very much like a direct translation from the German (?) and doesn't sound right in English. We would write "X (3,228 metres) is the highest peak in Y". The "with" phrase sounds very strange! Thanks, Ericoides (talk) 07:36, 8 June 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for the reply. I think "reaching a height of" would be better, although I think that simpler constructions are usually superior, zB, "The Hornenhorn is 3,000 m high and is the highest mountain in Hornland", rather than "Reaching a height of 3,000 m, the Hornenhorn is the highest mountain in Hornland". But that is just my personal preference. Incidentally, isn't "mit eine Hōhe von 3.000 m" a German construction? I thought it was, hence my thinking that yours was a direct translation!) Ericoides (talk) 12:10, 8 June 2012 (UTC)

Swiss space systems S3 in french/german[edit]

Hello Zacharie, yesterday I've tried begining to translate your article about S3 to french and german. They were both not accepted by the admin's. It's a pitty for swiss people to have to read english. They should have the option to choose their native language. In particular if it's the language where such a company is located. Perhaps you have a idea how we can handle this. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bpf72 (talkcontribs) 09:48, 17 March 2013 (UTC)

Hello. Sorry I have no idea of what are the inclusion criteria of French and German wiki. But probably the best thing you can do is to start an article about Payerne Airport (there are no French nor German versions of it) and include there all relevant information. Then you could do a redirect. IMHO that would be better than nothing at all. ZachG (Talk) 19:23, 17 March 2013 (UTC)

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Alps list[edit]

Thanks for doing the redirect! Don't know why I kept delaying that; perhaps I was afraid being drawn into completing it down to 2000 m, which would be a lot of work again. Afasmit (talk) 21:14, 24 May 2014 (UTC)

Jazzi Peak listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]


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List of highest paved roads in Europe[edit]

You might be interested in reading the comments about some of your contributions (and yourself) that I made on the talk page of that article. Aguarda (talk) 16:23, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

Schwarzhorn v Brienzer Rothorn[edit]

Sorry, my bad. You are correct, the Schwarzhorn is the taller. -- chris_j_wood (talk) 17:36, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

No worries! ZachG (Talk) 17:39, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

Rhaetian Railway[edit]

This revert is correct. The confusion arises because in continental Europe a comma is used whereas in UK we use a decimal point. Mjroots (talk) 23:46, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

Ankogel height[edit]

Hello Zacharie and Happy New Year, A user asked me to help with a new page on the Ankogel but I notice that the Summitpost height of 3,246 m is not the same height as on your table of Alpine peaks nor the height found elsewhere. Do you have an RS with the correct height? Thanks, Ericoides (talk) 10:38, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for that link, just what I was looking for. Regards, Ericoides (talk) 11:59, 5 January 2015 (UTC)

Creux du Van[edit]

Wikipedia is not a travel guide, content such as how to get to places is not encyclopedic, and does not belong here--Jac16888 Talk 15:35, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

I'm not sure but I read carefully WP:NOTGUIDE and it doesn't say anything about what you mentioned (how to get to a place). In mountain articles you normally find a description of the normal and other routes to the summit. ZachG (Talk) 16:02, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
That list is not exclusive, it is saying that content you would find in a travel guide may not belong here. A section on "how to get to us" is clearly something you would find in a brochure or guide (or indeed on the tourist website for that location, [1]), it is not something you should have in an encyclopedia article--Jac16888 Talk 16:07, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
It was mainly a style issue, but I think it's ok now. I'll see if I can improve the article further. ZachG (Talk) 16:31, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
By the way, you might want to use the template{{travel guide}} next time you see something similar. I think it's a better option than simply deleting the content, especially when it's just a writing style issue that can be fixed easily. ZachG (Talk) 20:08, 8 February 2015 (UTC)


Nice work on all that Crete Seche stuff.  :-)Anythingyouwant (talk) 08:37, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

In Crête Sèche (Mont Blanc massif), see the footnote. Is the "Col" the same one that goes to Gele?Anythingyouwant (talk) 08:39, 20 May 2015 (UTC)
Glad you appreciate. Yes I noticed there is another "Col de Crête Sèche" in the Mont Blanc massif (the term is quite common I think). Totally different place, I will add a link to the Swisstopo map, so you can check for yourself. ZachG (Talk) 08:45, 20 May 2015 (UTC)
Okay, thanks.Anythingyouwant (talk) 08:58, 20 May 2015 (UTC)


Hello Zacharie, I'd like to use your picture "Avalanche_Vanil_Noir" in a flyer for a non-profit opera. There is lots of volunteer work and not much money. If I understand you correctly, I can use the picture, but I have to acknowledge you as the photographer. I would put "Foto Zacharie Grossen" on the flyer. Is this ok with you?. Thank you, (talk) 21:14, 3 July 2015 (UTC)

Absolutely, like all the content at Wikimedia Commons you are free to use it, even commercially. You can check this newspaper article for an example. I'm always delighted to see my pictures used outside Wikipedia... ZachG (Talk) 15:54, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

Thank you! If you like, I will show you the result. But I don't know, how this can be done. (talk) 23:14, 8 July 2015 (UTC)


Good afternoon!

I noticed that you'd started a conversation regarding improvement of Matterhorn article and hope you can help me :) I'm trying to enhance the quality of the Matterhorn article in Russian Wiki and I have one quick question. Do you know some good sources (web, books, magazines, etc.) where I can find detailed description of Matterhorn geography: faces, ridges, glaciers, nearby places, etc.? There is good section in en-wiki but there is no sourses for that part. Thank you in advance for your answer in any case! Have a good rest of the day! :) --KpokeJlJla (talk) 16:56, 13 July 2015 (UTC)

Hello and greetings from Pakistan!
I just came back from K2 base camp, hence the late answer. In the article infobox you will find a link to a detailed topo map (1347 matterhorn). If you can wait one more week i will give you other sources. Zacharie — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:56, 4 August 2015 (UTC)
For sure I can! Thank you! --KpokeJlJla (talk) 08:19, 10 August 2015 (UTC)
Here we are:
Base maps: Topographic map, Journey through time maps, Primary surfaces
Elevation: Slopes over 30°
Geology: Geol. Atlas of Switzerland, Main lithological groups, Last glacial max, Origin of rocks, Tectonic map 500
Soils: Potential permafrost distribution
Hydrology: 2km2 sub catchment areas, 40km2 sub catchment areas
NB: Make sure your browser is compatible with Most maps are clickable but with Google Chrome it doesn't work...
Hope this will be helpful to you. It is only one website, but there is lot there. There are also some interesting books (though mostly for history) available online: Tour of the Matterhorn: A Trekking Guide (only partially available), The Matterhorn, The Ascent of the Matterhorn and The Valley of Zermatt and the Matterhorn: A Guide. ZachG (Talk) 15:28, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
Good morning! Thank you so much! Actually I knew about but I couldn't even imagine that there are so many maps. For sure it will help me. Thank you again and have a nice time!! Regards, --KpokeJlJla (talk) 05:39, 26 August 2015 (UTC)

Bavarian mountains[edit]

Hi Zacharie, thank you for your support with the Mountains of the Alps project. I just saw your comment on Mountains of Bavaria and we do need to add the Alpine ones. But as you may know, not all Bavarian mountains are in the Alps, e.g. those in the Bavarian Forest, Bavarian Rhön, Fichtelgebirge and so on. They're all part of Germany's Central Uplands. Cheers. --Bermicourt (talk) 16:19, 10 November 2015 (UTC)

Sure, I actually meant "Alpine mountains" (fixed). I scanned the category:Mountains of Bavaria and I found more than 400 not in the category:Mountains of the Alps, with about 2/3 (based on a quick sampling) in the Alps. Maybe you can have a look. ZachG (Talk) 16:36, 10 November 2015 (UTC)


Hi Zach, Thanks for the message. I've had a look at the thread but I don't feel I have anything constructive to add. Apologies! It's good some people are keeping the project alive. Ericoides (talk) 17:54, 13 November 2015 (UTC)

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Article assessments[edit]

Hi Zacharie - I noticed you've been romping through, adding gradings to the Alps pages, which is brilliant. The chart on the Project page is really starting to get populated and is making some sense now. I've a question for you -are you at the same time also making any assessment of the quality of the articles, or just adding the alps-importance status?

I'm not very familiar with making these quality assessments, so have held off contributing. However, if you are doing a quality assessment, could you take a look at the Aiguille de Bionnassay article which I've been working hard to upgrade this month. It's gone from a one sentence stub for the last five or more years, to hopefully something a lot more useful. Even if I could, I'm sure I shouldn't be assessing my own work, anyway. Cheers. Parkywiki (talk) 02:07, 28 November 2015 (UTC)

No, I'm mainly rating the importance. But I assessed your article anyway, thanks for the improvement. ZachG (Talk) 12:52, 28 November 2015 (UTC)

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M. Grossen, vos belles photos sur des régions Suisses sur wikipedia semblent "un brin remodelées", tout a l'air trop vrai... Bravo pour ce travail — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2A02:120B:2C75:DDE0:DCFC:B0DD:3A5C:2104 (talk) 20:32, 3 December 2016 (UTC)

Merci. Je suis content de voir que mes photos sont appréciées. Bonnes fêtes à vous. ZachG (Talk) 16:14, 5 December 2016 (UTC)