The Sputnik Season will start soon, so there are a few important things to know:
- The main landing below the Schattenbach / Crack is privately owned. There is a cash box located behind the bus stop. Please pay 2 CHF. for every jump or 5 CHF. for the whole day if you land there.
Don’t put any money in the cash box at the exit. This money from this cash box has been stolen and we will remove this cash box.
- Barn line: It is forbidden to fly this line. The people who live and work there don’t like it, they get scared every time someone flies over the barn. Also the animals get scared and they had problems with freaked out cows and horses.
- Watch out for paragliders. Don’t jump the crack around noon. Lots of paraglieders fly there because of the thermals.
- If you fly down to Walenstadt, make sure you are high and only land at the paraglider landing. Don’t buzz over residential houses.
- Be respectful to the Walenstadt residents.
If we are not able to follow the rules (most importantly the landing money and the barn line), the main landing area will be closed by the owners which means that the jump will be closed if we have nowhere to land.
Thanks for your understanding, SBA
We just got a mail from the mayor of Walenstadt. Please follow the rules and read more in the news.
Absolutely NO jumps from: Yellow Ocean, La Mousse, High la Mousse and ALL Nose exits.
The Sputnik Season will start soon, so there are a few important things to know. Please read full story but most important "Barn line" is forbidden to fly.
Schilthorn Bahn informed us that repeatedly jumpers don’t pay the parking tickets. Either they try to sneak out behind another vehicle or they drive around the barrier into the fields. It has also been observed that personal cable car tickets are being traded among jumpers and even sold via Facebook.
As this jump has got a lot of frequency and already 2 fatalities in only one year, we feel the need to inform in detail about this jump. Please read carefully and know your limits.
Quick reminder of the rules of jumping at famous Sputnik aka Crack.
After recent accident owners of the house which we attempt to fly above during "Barn line" asked kindly to not fly above the buildings but on the side of them and if possible not to low.
High & Low-Ultimate as well as Via Ferrata Ramp now have a fixed "Back-up Radios".
These Radios will be locked on the cable and switched off at all times.
Please buy the landing card.
We are observing that more and more jumpers don't buy the landing card in Lauterbrunnen.
There will be a air show in Walenstadt on the 13th and 14th of June with lots of air traffic. We kindly ask al Base Jumpers not to jump Hinterrugg (Sputnik, the Crack) during that weekend.
We received complains regarding BASE Jumpers taking the shortcut in Mürren to the Exit Via Ferrata in Stechelberg.
There will be an increased air movement for our 50th anniversary on Saturday, May 9th 2015.
From 10:30 to 11:15 and 3:15 to 4:00 pm we have several flight demonstrations.
It‘s absolutely forbidden to do jumps from the exits: High Nose and La Mousse during this period.
Quick start of the season reminder.
We got complains already from Schilthornbahn regarding the parking lot.
Please read few points in full massage to follow simple rules.
The police of Lauterbrunnen (the same ones that will have to identify your body if you go in in Lauterbrunnen) informed us that repeatedly jumpers have landed on the main road at Stechelberg.
Radios in Stechelberg which normally was at Marlene's Snack was moved to "Kasse" / ticket counter at the cable car station.
We just got a phone call from the mayor of Walenstadt. The situation there has been getting worse.
Please be aware of few simple rules we all should follow in beautifulll Lauterbrunnen valley and to respect local authorities.
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