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Adrenaline junkies will love this thrilling walkway in the Swiss mountains

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Adrenaline junkies should head to the Schilthorn summit in the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland, to tackle a dramatic walkway called the Thrill Walk.

The Thrill Walk is a dramatic bridge at the Schilthorn summit in the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland. Image: Schilhtorn
The Thrill Walk is a dramatic bridge at the Schilthorn summit in the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland. Image: Schilhtorn

The Thrill Walk is 200-metre-long steel and glass bridge that clings to the side of the rock at Schilthorn before swinging under the observation deck and ending below the Birg cable car station.

The Thrill Walk is a dramatic bridge at the Schilthorn summit in the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland. Image: Schilhtorn
The Thrill Walk is a dramatic bridge at the Schilthorn summit in the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland. Image: Schilthorn

The cliff path has several sections that you need to walk, climb or crawl through, including an eight-metre-long tunnel area above a 250m drop.

 

The walk begins at a height of 2970m and at some points, you walk with only a wire rope to steady yourself – don’t worry, there’s a protective net. You’ll also cross a glass bridge as part of the experience.

The Thrill Walk is a dramatic bridge at the Schilthorn summit in the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland. Image: Schilhtorn
The Thrill Walk is a dramatic bridge at the Schilthorn summit in the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland. Image: Schilthorn

Those who take the trip can enjoy views of the majestic Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau and an unrivalled 360-degree panoramic view of more than 200 peaks in the region.

The Thrill Walk is a dramatic bridge at the Schilthorn summit in the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland. Image: Schilthorn
The Thrill Walk is a dramatic bridge at the Schilthorn summit in the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland. Image: Schilthorn

The Schilthorn peak featured in the sixth Bond series, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, where the revolving restaurant Piz Gloria served as villain Blofeld’s headquarters.

The Thrill Walk is a dramatic bridge at the Schilthorn summit in the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland. Image: Schilthorn
The Thrill Walk is a dramatic bridge at the Schilthorn summit in the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland. Image: Schilthorn