A rope railway is the only means of getting up to the television station on the top of Santis mountain in Alpenstein range.
Panorama of the mountains called "Alpstein"
People looking at the TV-Station
Station will all the Ariels covered with snow.
Picture of an "Anemometer"
Guard going on the tower, taking the ice off.
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Background: A rope railway is the only means of getting up to the television station on the top of Santis mountain in Alpenstein range.
Two thousand five hundred metres high, the television and ultra shortwave radio station will not only greatly improve the Swiss TV service, but will greatly facilitate the reception of transmissions from Germany, Austria and Italy.
By the look of things life up there can be pretty rigorous this time of year.
There's ice to be knocked off aerials and so forth. And the Anemometer - or wind gauge - must be kept free of all obstructions.
The station is the object of considerable pride and curiosity by the local population and by people from farther afield, who make the journey to the top not only to enjoy the magnificent panorama from the cable car, but to inspect the building on the summit.
The station is not yet in program operation, but it is expected that it will be opened on April 24th this year.