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Funfair up on the mountain

Visitors to Grindelwald, Switzerland, can now watch giant eagles soaring in the wild – or even glide on one. Jungfraubahnen, the local ski lift operator, has now invested 1.5 million Swiss francs in a huge zip line in the form of an eagle running between the top and middle stations of the First gondola. Four people can hang below the eagle, zooming down to the valley at speeds of up to 83 km/h. The cost for adults is CHF 29; children pay CHF 22. Other ideas to stage and revive Alpine fauna are surely forthcoming: racing on seatless Trotti-bikes modelled on wolves and sheep, for example, or quad-bears growling through the woods?

 

Sources:

www.jungfrau.ch/de-ch/grindelwaldfirst/first-glider (de), www.bernerzeitung.ch/region/oberland/wie-ein-adler-talwaerts-gleiten/story/13158385 (de)

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