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First Swiss ‘selfie stop’ opened for skiers

The selfie stop on the Lagalp Corvatsch AG

Switzerland’s first “selfie stop” on a ski piste has opened for business on Piz Lagalp in canton Graubünden. The steel cage will enable people to take pictures of themselves in safety. 

This content was published on December 26, 2017 - 14:57
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Posing for a photo on “Switzerland’s steepest downhill” has never been a good idea and repeatedly endangered photographers and other skiers, said the media office for the ski region of Diavolezza, Corvatsch and Lagalb in eastern Switzerland. 

For this reason, a circular steel construction with a two-metre diameter has been built at an altitude of 2,959 metres in the Upper Engadine. 

“Our guests can now take a time-out on the Lagalp and shoot a selfie in front of the wonderful panorama in safety,” said Markus Moser, director of Corvatsch AG. 

+ Alps once again shoulder the image of Switzerland abroadExternal link

Between March 2014 and September 2016, 127 people around the world died trying to take a selfie, according to a studyExternal link by researchers at Cornell University. No such fatal accident has yet occurred in Switzerland, the Swiss news Agency said on Tuesday.

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