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Monte Rosa Hut Suffers from Success

The Swiss Alpine Club’s Monte Rosa hut above Zermatt has failed to meet the energy targets set out during its construction, having to rely on diesel generators to supply enough power for the many climbers and walkers staying there. The ...

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The Conflicts Behind 150th Anniversary Part 2

A look into the SAC’s history reveals that this has been a constant dilemma, which first emerged at the end of the 19th century, when the mountains became more accessible. The period saw the first alpine railway and cable cars ...

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The Conflicts Behind 150th Anniversary Part 1

The Swiss Alpine Club or the SAC is celebrating its 150th anniversary of the Matterhorn this year, but has the task of both protecting the mountain nature and promoting Alpine sports. But reconciling these confilicting aims can sometimes prove to ...

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Alphorn in Zermatt

The alphorn or alpenhorn is a unique instrument made of wooden natural horn or conical bore with a wooden cup-shaped mouthpiece and was used by mountain dwellers in Switzerland. In the past, a group of more than 500 alphorn players ...

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Tips for Surviving an Avalanche Part 2

Grab on to something. This obvious-sounding tactic greatly depends on the size of the avalanche, but in smaller, less powerful situations, it can save a life. While major avalanches have the strength to rip trees and rocks from the ground, ...

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Tips for Surviving an Avalanche Part 1

As you may already know, Zermatt is one of the most popular and famous areas for skiing and mountaineering. But with so much snow, sometimes accidents happen. And one of the dangerous ones, other than falling into crevasse, is avalanche. ...

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