Camping at Switzerland’s Famous Magic Wood Threatened
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Magic Wood is one of the world’s most popular bouldering areas, but the Switzerland must-visit destination might lose its much-loved facilities. Bodhi Camping, Backpackers Generoso and Gasthaus Edelweiss are currently under threat as the public utility contract for the family-run enterprise has been cancelled by local authorities.
Thomas Saluz and his family have managed the campground, hostel and restaurant for the past 10 years, while advocating for climbing access to the area. A petition has been launched to show support for the Saluz family and their business, which currently has over 4,000 signatories.
“Please sign this petition for the attention of the municipal council Ferrera and help to keep the Saluz family as tenants of the restaurant Edelweiss and the camping Magic Wood,” reads the petition. “So the camping and the Edelweiss will stay as we know it. Otherwise, prices may increase (what Thomas always was fighting against) and other restrictions are threatening.”
Switzerland has less than 35,000 recorded cases of covid-19. Canadians are currently allowed to travel to Europe for a vacation. Sign the petition here.
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Magic Wood needs a little help! Magic wood is one of the most widely known international bouldering destinations and since the early days the Saluz family has been running the guesthouse and the campground and been the heart of the climbing community, advocating for climbers at every turn. Now their public utility contract has been abruptly cancelled and a change of management could jeopardize access and change the climbing community altogether. Certainly not something any climber wants to see. So please take a minute to sign this petition (link in bio) to show the local administration how vital the current management is to the climbing community worldwide.