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Helen Ho
Helen Ho
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May 20, 2019 - 7:41 AM

Our family will be visiting Switzerland next week with our Octogenarian parents. We wish to go up the beautiful Mt Titlis. Problem is our dad sometime freezes when he needs to step onto a moving object. Concern is he may encounter difficulty getting in & out of the cable car. Any suggestions? Thanks. Helen

Steph
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May 20, 2019 - 10:40 AM in reply to Helen Ho

Hello Helen Ho and Welcome to MySwissAlps,

Nice to hear you're coming along to Switzerland.

There is unfortunately no other way to get to the top of Mount Titlis other than by cable car. There are two sections. On the first one you get onto "moving", small cabins for 8 passangers, whereas they move very slowly and are not too hard to bord. You also need to step off these while they move.
The second cable car is a large one for 75 people and starts from stand. Same upon arrival.
- www.myswissalps.com/ti tlis

There is always staff at the stations to support you, but I'm not sure they'll actually be able to stop the first cabins for you.

Alternatively choose a mountain you can visit avoiding cable cars, like Mount Rigi.
- www.myswissalps.com/ri gi

Hope this helps.

Best,
Steph

Helen Ho
Helen Ho
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May 20, 2019 - 10:49 PM

Thanks Steph. However, our itinerary has been finalized & it’s not possible to change destination! Sad that no alternative arrangements can be made. My dad would be so disappointed! Helen

1960man
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May 20, 2019 - 11:19 PM in reply to Helen Ho

Titlis is over commercialised these days - there are nicer places to go without cable cars - eg Zermatt/ Gornergrat.

There are essentially two types of cable car, the traditional type (where the two cars come to a stop at each terminus) with two large cabins and the 'Gondola' type. Most Alpine resorts now have at least one (some have many) 'Gondola' type cable cars.

The Gondola type is the type where the cars are constantly moving, as the cable they are attached to runs continuosly

Helen Ho
Helen Ho
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May 21, 2019 - 11:05 AM

Thanks for the clarification. Nonetheless still feel rather sad that my dad & a family member will need to wait at the foothill of Mt Titlis on his first trip to Switzerland..

Steph
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May 21, 2019 - 11:10 AM in reply to Helen Ho

Hello Helen Ho,

Maybe there is an option of getting a kind of "wheel chair" for your dad to get in and out of the first gondola, whereas I don't think they provide them (but am nor sure).

Maybe contacting the Mount Titlis cable car company might be the best you can do to be sure.
- www.titlis.ch/en/info/ general/Useful-information, check the "lift and luggage" section and find their email on the page, too.

Fingers crossed you can all make it to the top!

Best,
Steph

Helen Ho
Helen Ho
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May 21, 2019 - 12:38 PM in reply to Steph

Hi Steph,

That’s the best news I have heard the whole day! Thanks so much for the suggestion. Will email them right away!

Pray that our Lord will grant us our wish that the whole family can go up Mt Titlis together! Amen.

Helen

1960man
1960man
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May 22, 2019 - 12:40 AM in reply to Helen Ho

I doubt it would come to that. My mum vowed she would never get on a gondola but she did in her late 70s (very sadly health precludes any more visits for her to Switzerland)

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