Zillertal At Risk From Quarrying

by Jack Geldard – Editor – UKC “Zillertal is such a beautiful area. Probably one of the few places in Europe that has amazing bouldering, sports and alpine climbing all so close together and all of such a high standard and in such quantities.” commented Jon Redshaw on the UKC forums. The area is facing a threat from quarrying as various companies are about to be granted permission to harvest the valuable granite found in the area.More information (including an online petition) is available on the following sites: Climbing.com Stonemonkeys.com Thanks to Robin Mueller and Glyn Jones for bringing this to our attention.