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Many SAC huts are threatened with closure

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SAC huts are endangered by the melting of the glaciers

The Mutthorn hut in the Bernese Oberland remains empty throughout the summer. The reason for this is the threat of rockfalls because the glaciers are melting. Other SAC huts are also struggling with the consequences of climate change.

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The Mutthorn hut in front of the Kanderfirn. It remains closed all summer.

Many SAC huts are threatened with extinction in the coming decades. The glaciers in the Alps are melting faster and faster. Keyword permafrost: With their disappearance, they are increasingly destabilizing the rocky surface of the mountain landscape. According to a recent report by SRF, many shelters are at risk from rockfalls.

The Mutthornhütte in the Bernese Oberland does not receive any guests for the whole summer. The reason for this is the moving rock masses on which the accommodation is built. The viewing terrace with a view of the Kanderfirn threatens to slide off. The masonry already shows large cracks.

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