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March 12th, 2007
Episode 48 of 156 episodes
I went on a ski tour today and it was fantastic. Fresh snow and perfect weather. As we started quite early, we were the first to ski through that fresh Pulverschnee or Pulver as the snow boarders call it.Anyway, this inspired me to tell you something about the SAC the Schweizer Alpen Club. If you usually only listen via ITunes, you might want to visit the blog site for this, as I posted and talk about some pictures.You can see larger versions of the pictures by clicking on them, by the way.The second picture shows the Brisenhaus, near Lucerne. It is a SAC-Hütte. Those are houses in the mountains, where people can sleep and eat. Some are very simple but some like the Cristallina Hütte in the Tessin are surprisingly comfortable.Der Schweizer Alpen-Club (SAC), gegründet 1863 im Bahnhofbuffet Olten, ist der Club der Bergsteiger. Er ist sowohl Sportverband als auch eine Vereinigung mit verschiedensten Aktivitäten.Die Mitglieder des SAC sind in 111 Sektionen, eigenständigen Vereinen, organisiert. Die Sektionen bauen und betreiben die Hütten, organisieren Touren und Kurse für ihre Mitglieder und stellen Delegierte für die Abgeordnetenversammlung, welche dem Zentralvorstand und der Geschäftsstelle vorsteht.The picture above shows the Cristallina Hütte with some goats (Ziegen) in front of the door, they are domestic and trying to get some warmth from the house (or to even get into it).On the next one you can see a Notunterkunft (emergency hut). Those are not staffed, so you have to carry and prepare your own food and melt snow for water. Thats why it is a good advice to use the toilet and not just, well, the snow behind the hut...And finally here is a picture of the Vignettes Hütte. We are just starting for a ski tour. It is 5:35 in the morning by the way...Use this free podcast to learn to speak German. http://german-podcast.blogspot.com
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