Peak Walk by Tissot – famous Swiss Suspension Bridge

The ride by cable car to the Glacier 3000 mountain station and one of the most beautiful glaciers in Switzerland takes only 15 minutes. The valley station is located at the Col du Pillon, a pass between Gstaad and Les Diablerets. Every 20 minutes throughout the year, the cable car takes visitors up to an altitude of 2965 metres. The view from the mountain station to renowned four-thousand-metre peaks is unique. Montblanc, Eiger and Matterhorn offer nature lovers an impressive backdrop.

The Peak Walk by Tissot at lofty altitude offers a special kind of adventure. Since November 2014, the courageous guest has been able to reach the main summit “Scex Rouge” (2971 m) via a suspension bridge from the pre-summit “View Point”. The bridge is 107 metres long, 80 centimetres wide and overcomes five metres in height. It offers an intensive nature experience, because the air at 3000 meters is already thinner, the wind often blows strongly and through the ground grid one looks deep into the abyss. So you should be free of vertigo and not afraid of heights. In connection with a Glacier 3000 ticket, the ascent of the Peak Walk by Tissot is free of charge.

The construction of the bridge was an architectural masterpiece. Helicopters flew the components to the highest construction site in Europe. 20 rock anchors had to be sunk to give the bridge sufficient support. Bridge builders and climbers worked closely together to build the world’s only suspension bridge connecting two peaks. It was designed to withstand wind speeds of up to 200 kilometers per hour and 300 visitors simultaneously. For safety reasons, however, only a maximum of 150 people are allowed on the bridge at any one time.

Before leaving the mountain world by cable car in the direction of Col du Pillon, the Botta Restaurant invites you to linger. Designed by architect Mario Botta, it offers regional and international cuisine on three floors. A good opportunity to round off your visit at the Glacier 3000 mountain station.

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