This is one of the top tourist destinations in Austria. It is popular with winter sports enthusiasts.
A group of mountain researchers hiked the length of the Alps this summer, retracing a similar trek 25 years ago. Much has changed since then, especially when it comes to the environment.
While on Sunday flights to and from Madeira were cancelled due to high winds, the situation in Austria and Italy has eased.
A new style of skiing has been invented by the name of “natural skiing”. As of 2018 all instructors in Austria will have to have mastered the technique. You can already learn it in the Pitztal valley.
Across the Alps, glaciers have lost half their volume since 1900. And there is no letting up: Melting has accelerated since 1980. Most Alpine glaciers will be gone by the end of this century, scientists say.
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