Don't be "that guy"

PLEASE, RESPECT OUR RULES FOR BASEJUMPING IN SWITZERLAND

Legal Basejumping in Switzerland is a huge priviledge. We want to keep on jumping, so do you! Please the nature, our rules, the jumping sites, locals, farmers and authorities.

01

ETHICS

Basejumping is self-regulated. Therefore, if you notice inappropriate behavior by other jumpers, talk to them! ​ Please do not advice unknown jumpers: You do not know their skill level, experience and mental state.

​ Please do not listen to people who try to convince you to go beyond your level of experience or skills. Take one step at a time and progress slowly. The cliffs will stay longer than anyone of us. ​

 

Study the Exit Information sheet and think about which exits are suitable for you. The ratings are subjective and a recommendation.. Be aware that some exit points are not suitable for your skill level. Know your limits and don’t pull low!

02

GENERAL RULES

Before you start jumping register online and purchase your Landing Card. You can buy it for 40 CHF online or in cash at: The Horner Pub, the Tourist Information Office in Lauterbrunnen, the Shed (Valley Base Gear), the Base Café or Airtime Café. The Landing Card is valid for a whole year (January until December).

 

​In Switzerland it is mandatory to have a third party insurance. You can get your insurance at the Tourist Information in Lauterbrunnen.

 

Be smart and get an insurance that covers for search and rescue. Become a member of REGA for 30 CHF/year and download the REGA application on your smartphone. 

In case of an emergency call 1414, stop jumping immediately and move away from the exit.

03

LAUTERBRUNNEN RULES

STRICTLY FORBIDDEN

Absolutely no jumping from Via Ferrata, Perkele, Flowerbox, High Ultimate, Low Ultimate between 9am and 2pm from March 1st to October 31st due to risk of collision with paragliders.

Don't fly over the Air-Glaciers helicopter base, do not pull above it, do not land on their premises.

 

When jumping all Nose exits, don't fly far left due to risk of collision with helicopters.

 

Don't land on the paragliding landing field in Stechelberg next to the Schilthorn cable car station.

 

Don't pack on the premises of the church in Lauterbrunnen.

Don't drive from the Horner Pub to the Nose landing field (driving ban for cars and motorbikes).

 

All Staubbach exits are strictly forbidden to jump.

 

Camping is only allowed on official camping sites.

MUST DO BEFORE JUMPING

Always call Air-Glaciers (+41 33 8 560 560) before jumping Yellow Ocean, La Mousse, High La Mousse, Dumpster, all Nose exits and Melchstuhl (Jungfrau).

Air Glaciers’ helicopters fly close to the wall. If you don’t call, you are putting your own and others’ lives at risk. Since you are entering a controlled airspace you are also committing a felony. Fines are 6'000 CHF or more.

Tell Air-Glaciers:

   Name of the exit

2    Number of jumpers

3    Type of jump (Slick, Tracking, Wingsuit)

If you don't jump within 2 minutes after calling, call again!

04

WALENSTADT RULES

STRICTLY FORBIDDEN

Do not fly the Barn line (because of cattle). Do not fly the Crack between 12am and 4pm due to risk of collision with paragliders.

Don't  fly over town. Only land on the main landing field below the Crack. Find more details.

Don't fly close over cattle. Animals get scared and sometimes lost.

 

Don't pack inside the gondola station.

Don't drive from the Horner Pub to the Nose landing field (driving ban for cars and motorbikes).

 

All Staubbach exits are strictly forbidden to jump.

 

Camping is only allowed on official camping sites.

MUST DO BEFORE JUMPING

Always call Air-Glaciers (+41 33 8 560 560) before jumping Yellow Ocean, La Mousse, High La Mousse, Dumpster, all Nose exits and Melchstuhl (Jungfrau).

Air Glaciers’ helicopters fly close to the wall. If you don’t call, you are putting your own and others’ lives at risk. Since you are entering a controlled airspace you are also committing a felony. Fines are 6'000 CHF or more.

Tell Air-Glaciers:

   Name of the exit

2    Number of jumpers

3    Type of jump (Slick, Tracking, Wingsuit)

If you don't jump within 2 minutes after calling, call again!

05

AIR-GLACIERS & PARAGLIDERS

The valley of Lauterbrunnen is small and we share the airspace with helicopters and paragliders. Helicopters and paragliders fly often close to the wall (because of strictly defined flying routes or to find thermals). They cannot see or hear us.

It is your responsibility to watch out for paragliders and helicopters. If you don't call Air-Glaciers before you jump, you endanger the lives of the helicopter pilot and his passengers.

 

If you don't do a proper visual check before you jump, you endanger the lives of paragliders. Please be careful and we can all keep jumping!

Air-Glaciers' airspace (2.5km radius), Picture by Kenny Daniel

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