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Czech Republic

near Nižbor, Středočeský Kraj, Czech Rep.
Approx. altitude: 272 m (892 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 50°S 166°W

Accuracy: 11 m (36 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: GPS evidence. #3: The waste tube has been cut since previous visit... (the confluence seems to be a few steps below the right edge of this picture) #4: A view from confluence to NW. #5: The Berounka river with Rückl Glass Factory in background (a view from the bridge to NW; confluence is 250 from here).

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  50°N 14°E (visit #3) (secondary) 

#1: A view of the confluence area from east side (distance 30 m).

(visited by Toniczech)

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English narrative

08-Oct-2003 -- This is the nearest confluence to my home, so that the most inconvenient aspect of my expedition was the bad weather. I took a bus from Kladno to Bratronice (a village 8 km N) and then I continued my trip by foot along the road through the extensive forest, troubled by cold wind and rain showers. After crossing the bridge I arrived at a road crossing about 200 m from the confluence. The hill was just in front of me, but from which side to climb up? I tried it from the road along the northern (river) side, but it seemed very dificult. The slope was very steep, wet and quite high. I could approach the confluence for some 80 m and then I decided to look for a more comfortable way. I went round the hill from east (past the pub). and found a red-marked path twisting uphill behind the municipal authority house. Once being on the top I had no problems to approach the confluence by a narow path through bushes along the northern side of the castle. The confluence is on very steep slope just below the end of the waste tube. I came near for some two or three meters but I didn't dare to climb down to the exact spot (it was wet, probably full of unknown dirt and there was almost nothing to hold on)...

Czech

08-10-2003 -- Tento prusecik je nejblize memu bydlisti, takze nejvetsi prekazkou na cele vyprave bylo nechutne spatne pocasi, ktere ten den nasi zemi opanovelo. Autobusem jsem dojel z Kladna do Bratronic a dal sel pesky po silnici rozlehlym krivoklatskym hvozdem. Cesta byla klidna, provoz temer zadny, zato ledovy vitr a neustale destove prehanky vylet notne ztrpcovaly. Po prejiti mostu pres Berounku mi na krizovatce zbyvalo k cili asi 200 m. Vrch byl primo prede mnou, ale ze ktere strany se da vylezt tam nahoru? Napred jsem to zkusil ze silnice vedouci pri upati na severni strane (rovnobezne s rekou), ale zahy jsem shledal, ze to by bylo prilis tuhe sousto. Svah byl velmi prikry, huste zarostly a navic dukladne promoceny. Na silnici dole jsem se priblizil na nejakych 80 metru a dal musel zkusit najit jinou schudnejsi cestu. Obesel jsem ostroh od vychodu (kolem hospody) a za budovou obecniho uradu narazil na odbocku cervene znacky, ktera se v serpentinach vine az nahoru k zamku. Kdyz uz jsem byl nahore, dalsi postup byl jednoduchy. Poslednich par desitek metru mezi krovim po uzke stezce podel severni steny zamku a byl jsem na miste. Prusecik se nachazi na strmem svahu v rozsedline presne pod vyustenim zameckeho odpadniho potrubi. Priblizil jsem se na dva tri metry, ale slezt az na samo misto jsem se neodvazil (prudky kluzky svah bez moznosti se chytit a kdovijaka spina tam dole mne spolehlive odradily)...


 All pictures
#1: A view of the confluence area from east side (distance 30 m).
#2: GPS evidence.
#3: The waste tube has been cut since previous visit... (the confluence seems to be a few steps below the right edge of this picture)
#4: A view from confluence to NW.
#5: The Berounka river with Rückl Glass Factory in background (a view from the bridge to NW; confluence is 250 from here).
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