New lift projects seek to keep the Stubaital competitive, but do they represent tired, out of date thinking?

The new General Secretary of the Austrian Alpine Club, Clemens Matt, recently made a bold statement which will resonate with those seeking to install more and further infrastructure in the mountains of Carinthia, Salzburgerland, and the Tirol, suggesting that every mountain does't need a cableway, nor a connection between neighbouring valleys. As winters shorten and…

Covid-19: Will the environment feel a backlash from the consequences of coronavirus?

Covid-19 has made it extremely hard to visualise a future when once more we can fully exercise our freedom, and plan the vacations and gatherings so often taken for granted. And yet, the majority of the world are only a few weeks, in some areas days, into a strict regime of restrictions aimed to halt…