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Thank goodness for that i thought i was going mad, i saw a post last night about setters being in a episode of the Fugertive watched that then looked again and post had gone (",)
Henk, yes thats a good one your right, here and then he's gone (",)
Yes remember the books I think this was the start of my love for Irish setter.
Henk, check this.
Check Marktplaats ook ff. ;-)
That's it...that's where it all started for me too:)
Oops...in the wrong place! Its Peter & Jane books I'm referring too:)
Under the title The way home I found the amazing story of the Irish setter Maccabeo in an old book.
Maccabeo did 150 kilometers between Gressoney and Zermatt, crossing the 4500 meters high icedesert of the Mount Rosa. According to the book, written by Ulrich Klever, Maccabeo arrived "almost starved and dead tired" at his family in Zermatt who spent their holidays over there.
A year earlier Maccabeo made the road from Gressoney to Zermatt by car, but over the pass of St. Bernard, the book mentions. "The route followed this time, was roughly equivalent to the route of the airline. The scientists have not yet determined how the dog can make such a performance."
Maccabeo's picture was in many books/magazines/journals. So she was worldfamous once. I could not find one on the internet.
Another source tells about a sad ending of an Irish setter called Maccabeo. Not sure it is the same. This is on http://www.alpinejournal.org.uk/Contents/Contents_1965_files/AJ%201...
"The alpine career of this famous canine mountaineer has ended. Maccabeo, an Irish setter, disappeared last summer and is presumed to have fallen into a crevasse. Her first expedition was in 1954 when she went up to the Regina Margherita hut and from there crossed the Lysjoch to Zermatt. Every summer thereafter Maccabeo left her home at Gressoney about the end of June and for three months wandered about among the mountains of the Monte Rosa group. She did not make any major ascents and her career was not so distinguished as that of Tschingel, Coolidge's dog, but she was often met by climbers at alpine huts. She had some adventurous expeditions; a British climber once met her on the Lys glacier and saved her from falling into a crevasse, and on another trip she fell into a crevasse on the Verra glacier but was rescued by an Italian customs guard. She was eleven years old at the time of her death."