Are backpacks(camera) allowed in First Glider

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ceylon405
ceylon405
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May 14, 2018 - 10:43 PM

hi, im planning to do the Grindelwald-first(all four activities) and at the same time im taking my medium size dslr camera back pack. my question is do they allow backpacks in First Glider? thank you

Chantal
Chantal
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May 15, 2018 - 7:59 AM in reply to ceylon405

Hi Ceylon,

I'm afraid that I don't have the answer for you. It doesn't sound very comfortable though and from pictures I googled it looks like you will be wearing a special jacket with no space between you and the frame of the construction.

If you don't find the answer here, I would contact them directly: www.jungfrau.ch/en-gb/grindelwaldfirst/fi rst-glider/.

ceylon405
ceylon405
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May 15, 2018 - 3:45 PM in reply to Chantal

thank you for getting back to me. i've seen in the videos and pictures people walking around with back packs and stuff. im planning to take some good pictures in the area and i need to have my dslr. im worried i won't be able to take my camera and backpack if im going to do the first glider. i will look it up. thanks again

macca
macca
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May 15, 2018 - 6:02 PM

Hi Ceylon - having watched my (much braver) kids do this last September I can confirm that you are strapped into a special harness for the Glider, four people at a time, lying on your front. I don't know how much space, if any, that would leave even for a smaller back pack. If you are worried about leaving your back pack somewhere secure whilst you are on the ride then the "office" will look after it for you. This is a cabin where you get kitted out and is only accessible to staff and those taking the ride. It is up some steps and the back room is not accessible to the public so your backpack would be safe. If you want your camera with you to take photos/film during the ride then I am not sure what to advise - you need to hold onto the side bars so wouldn't really be hands free. And you go backwards and then come down again at some speed (and height obviously) Perhaps the Glider team can give more info as Chantal recommends? It is amazing fun and if you are doing the other activities too - the trotti bikes and the Karts are really good. We adored the Karts. If you are on a budget - I don't think you need to do both the zip wire AND the flyer. There are combo ticket deals but we wanted to wait til we got up to the top to see what queues (for the zip wire and Glider) were like before we decided what to choose. Have fun!

ceylon405
ceylon405
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May 15, 2018 - 9:42 PM in reply to macca

thank you very much for the info and for the response. im thinking to have my go pro on a headband while i do the first glider and leave my backpack with the security staff. then i can have my backpack back while i do the other activities. thanks again

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