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Swiss Alpine Club hold 1st ever open day at iconic mountain cabins

Local News // Sept. 1, 2016
Swiss Alpine Club hold 1st ever open day at iconic mountain cabins

The doors of some of Switzerland's most iconic mountain cabins will be thrown open to the public from tomorrow.

The Swiss Alpine Club's first ever open weekend will host visitors in 70 of their 152 cabins, in some of the world's most scenic locations.

Club members will be on hand to answer questions about alpinism, how the huts were built and how hut-keepers prepare such delicious mountain fare in these remote places.

There will also be a series of films, talks and guided tours by SAC members and hut-keepers during the weekend.

This year the Swiss Alpine Club has reached a record number of members to become the fourth biggest sports association in Switzerland thanks to the growing interest in hiking, ski touring and other mountain sports.

Bruno Lüthi from the Swiss Alpine Club spoke to WRS's Katy Dartford about the event:

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