After opening the hut started operating normally. Within a few years, especially in bad weather, ensuring the maintenance of the hut was very difficult and expensive. At that time the younger generation came with the idea of building a cargo cableway. In 1975 the president of the Society Peter Čufer gathered some supporters, and the initial works started. The cableway made its first run up to Mt. Črna Prst on the 3rd August 1976 at 17:57. Many locals also cooperated in the construction on a voluntary basis. In the biggest action of transferring the bearing steel wire from Kalarsko Brdo up to the mountain 42 members were involved. The entire construction of the cableway required 3745 hours of work, and the costs were estimated at 18 725 000 Yugoslav dinars. With the construction of the cargo cableway PD Podbrdo and the hut on Črna Prst gained very much, as it had made the maintenance and supplying of the hut much easier and cheaper.
Throughout its history the number of members of the Mountaineering Society Podbrdo varied from 80 and even up to 300. This happened in 2006, on the 40th anniversary of the opening of the hut on Črna Prst and before the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of PD Podbrdo. Today the society is led by the third generation of young followers of mountaineering and my desire is to make the passion of these people never fade away.
Today Podbrdo Mountaineering Society (PD Podbrdo) carries out the following activities:
* sustains the voluntary mountaineering activity
* organizes trips, hiking tours, meetings etc.
* cooperates with Simon Kos elementary school in Podbrdo within the hobby group
* is responsible for staff training
* operates and maintains the hut on Mt. Črna Prst
* maintains the hiking trails
Sections of the Society:
* Mountain guiding (excursions, hiking)
* Marking section (indication and maintaining of the paths)
* Mountaineering section
* Service section (maintains the hut on Črna Prst)
* Sections Koritnica and Grahovo ob Bači
* Section of Simon Kos elementary school Podbrdo
PD Podbrdo consists of 5 elected members, which hold regular meetings and discuss all the related issues. The society is related to Inter-Association Committee Posočje.