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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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Family Destination Award at Zermatt

Zermatt is family friendly. Zermatt-Matterhorn has been awarded the Family Destination or Familien willkommen quality label by the Swiss Tour Federation. Proof, if any were needed, that Zermatt’s hotels, holiday apartments, mountain railways and cableways, ski schools and restaurants offer ...

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Centenary Celebration of Matterhorn Part 1

It is by nothing more than an accident that Zermatt’s festivities this week have been attached to the name of Edward Whymper. Because he was the first man to climb the Matterhorn a hundred years ago on Wednesday, they have ...

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