Cloudy lock-in

Some scientific meetings, like the EGU or AGU, are attended by thousands and open to anyone prepared to pay the registration fee. Then there are the other sort of meeting; workshops. My fertile imagination likes to call them, “lock-ins”, as it sometimes seems like the plan is to get 30 or so scientists together, lock them in a castle, and only unlock the door when they have achieved something.

In this case, my imagination is closer than usual to being literally true.

Here’s the castle,

My bedroom is on the 3rd floor of this tower!


It is also snowing, which is quite fitting as it not only adds to the feeling of isolation (some attendees arrived un-Germanly late after braving the elements) but all this cloud fits in very well with the theme of the workshop – clouds, circulation and climate sensitivity.

4 thoughts on “Cloudy lock-in

  1. Hey, that’s just around the corner 😉

    If you have free time you could climb the Wallberg above Rottach-Egern or (if you wan’t more solitude and see less tourists) you could hike the beautiful Blaubergkamm (which would translate to Blue Mountain Crest). The weather this weekend should be quite fine and the snow mostly gone away 😉

    See for a route description (but so early in the year you would need to go up via Geißalm and Königsalm, and not via Wolfsschlucht as in the above link suggested).

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