“Even in high alpine regions, which were previously untouched wilderness, more and more encroachment is taking place. Lifts are being built, cable cars are being built, and the mountains are becoming covered with wires. Many of these processes are irreversible. And that worries us.”
“The more time we spend outdoors, the more we realise how few places are left with no infrastructure in sight”
Dr Gerd Estermann, Chemist and Founder of citizens’ initiative Feldring, taps right into the issue at the very beginning of Patagonia’s Vanishing Lines.
The more time we spend outdoors, the more we realise how few places are left with no infrastructure in sight – and yet, we somehow feel the need to build more.
Currently, there is a planned development to join two glacier ski resorts together in Tyrol, Austria, (Pitztal and Ötztal) with the aim to create the largest glacier ski resort. But at what cost?
Executing this plan would result in one of the greatest destruction of glaciers in a long time and with a new generation who are more aware of creating a sustainable future than any generation before, it leaves us with one question: who are these developments for?
Read the full press release below.