Reading these newsletters shows a piece of the history of the Rock Climbing Section (RCS) and the Ski Mountaineers Section (SMS). Older members will remember the events vividly, younger readers will be amazed about the activity and enthusiasm in the past. The sections experienced the same cycle as individuals, i.e. growth, peak and decline. Readers may enjoy the events, the humor, the cartoons, different opinions, sad and happy stories. The present collection covers the last 35 years, about the half the lifetime of the Mugelnoos founded in 1934.
A sample of the early times is a copy of Mugelnoos 2 from 1938. It reflects a lot of enthusiasm and activity. A stay at Edelweiss Hut was 25 cent/night! It's gone and so are the early skiers.
The Mugelnoos originals were donated by SMS & RCS member Rich Henke, who needed some space and was looking for some collectors. I happily accepted them as a valuable piece of history which should be preserved and made accessible to everyone. Thus I promised to scan them and post them on the website as a service to all readers. But easier said than done since scanning hundreds of pages is time consuming or, alternatively, quite expensive. But it is now done.
Although the newsletter and the later website have some overlaps there are differences in format and information. The newsletters are all in black and white, while the website is in color, some with sound. Unfortunately, scanning printed material degrades the quality since the file size has to be limited.
Anyhow, enjoy and take your time to look at them. You may notice that the Mugelnoos does not exist anymore. But don't cry Argentina, the methods of communication have changed with technology from prints to websites to facebook, etc. Thoughts of your old webmaster.
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