Mass tourism in climbing: How Ticino bouldering areas are struggling for solutions

In popular bouldering areas such as Cresciano, Chironico or Val Bavona, climbers, locals and authorities regularly clash - and not just recently. Switzerland's sun room doesn't seem to be resting. What exactly is the problem? And what could be solutions? This is exactly what we wanted to find out on site.

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Our report took us into... Magic Wood in the Avers valley. We have many years of experience there Thomas Saluz in terms of mass tourism in climbing. We took the most important findings with us to Ticino. In Faido we spoke to Daniele Zanzi and listened to the authorities' perspective.

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In Chironico We asked around among the climbers and met with Stefano Serda, the person in charge of the new park regime. The Ticino climbing professional Giuliano Cameroni told us what he thinks the problem is and where he wants to work with other locals to find solutions.

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