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August 20, 2017
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Suspense in the Alps

For mountain lovers, the snow-capped peaks of the Swiss Alps are pretty spectacular. Titlis, the largest ski resort in central Switzerland, already gave visitors an eyeful with its Rotair, a rotating cable car boasting 360º panoramic views, and Ice Flyer chairlift, which passes over glacier crevasses. Now the resort has opened another glacier experience.

To celebrate the centenary of the original cableway that opened the area up to skiers, Titlis launched Cliff Walk, a 100-metre-long suspension bridge — the highest in Europe, at more than 3000 metres above sea level. The one-metre-wide suspended cable bridge will give visitors dizzying views 500 metres down towards Titlis Mountain’s south wall.

It's just one more way to enjoy the mountain, which already includes snow tubing at the Glacier Park, walking a Glacier Path out to a viewing platform or having lunch 3000 metres up at the summit restaurant, before exploring the 100-year-old resort town of Engelberg known for its alpine charm and Benedictine monastery. Day ski passes are $62 per person; $52 for a half day and include access to the chairlift and Rotair. Access to the Cliff Walk is free. titlis.ch. [SL]

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