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Selfie preservation society First Swiss ‘selfie stop’ opened for skiers

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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. 

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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