Loud and semi-strong on alpine roads
However, we are both less satisfied with the background noise, which is still very impressive (in a negative way) even up here. Despite the advanced time of day, the stretch up to the Furka Pass is still bustling. Cars and motorcycles flaunt little IQ and lots of horsepower – it’s simply embarrassing, annoying and ridiculous.
The Alps, a sensitive habitat that is actually worth protecting, have increasingly become society’s playground in recent decades. At least at the easily accessible places like pass summits or mountain stations. The effects of this fun society, however, are not limited to the roads or mountain restaurants, but extend far and wide. The noise can be heard for miles by thousands of uninvolved people and especially animals, and where there are many people, there is usually also a lot of trash. How can this continue?
However, the effects of the fun society are not limited to the streets or mountain restaurants.
It makes us thoughtful and angry that our nature, the mountains and glaciers are seen as something to be taken for granted, although they are more than transient. This summer we get to feel this again painfully.
Nevertheless, we try to enjoy this unique landscape and the further the sun disappears below the horizon and the light becomes dimmer, the more the long-awaited silence returns.