Switzerland Tourism has, on 16 Sept, opened a brand new summit attraction in the Jungfrau region – the Grindelwald First Cliff Walk summit trail.
Not for the faint hearted, this all-year-round attraction at the First summit station features a circular walk consisting of a suspended bridge, a cliff-side walkway and a vantage platform at a dizzying height. Thrill-seekers braving the 2000m altitude will not only enjoy the close-up views of the cliff’s rugged layered rock formation, but also take in the panoramic views of the neighbouring peaks and glaciers.
Director of Switzerland Tourism, Mark Wettstein, says one of the key attractions for travellers to Switzerland is the range of mountainous activities and adventurous experiences on offer.
“While we have numerous adrenaline-pumping activities available throughout the country, new experiences such as this one involving cliff walks at knee-trembling heights never fail to interest our thrill-seeking visitors,” says Mark. “They cannot seem to get enough of it and we are always looking for ways to feed that demand for excitement.”
The First walkway with a rope hanging bridge leads along the sheer rock face to the west side of the First summit and the mountain guesthouse. Via a spiral stairway, visitors will also be able to reach the First sun terrace, from where a 45-meter-long vantage platform will have them enveloped by the surrounding majestic summits of over 4,000 metres high.
For more fun, visitors will also be able to zip-line across the First Flyer, an 800-metre-long zip line or jump on a scooter-bike to explore the rocky range.