Neue Sicherungen und erweitertes Angebot für Kletterfreunde

Der Seilpark Interlaken öffnet am Samstag, 5. April, wieder seine Türen und wartet mit einem spannenden Spezialprogramm zum Eröffnungstag sowie mit Neuerungen während der Sommersaison auf.
 
Ab Samstag, 5. April, ist der Seilpark Interlaken wieder geöffnet.
 
Ab Samstag, 5. April, ist der Seilpark Interlaken wieder geöffnet.

Das Team vom Seilpark Interlaken hat die Wintermonate genutzt, um das Angebot weiter auszufeilen und Neuerungen ins Leben zu rufen. Am Samstag, 5. April, startet die Saison. Dazu lädt der Seilpark zum Besuch ein. Von 10.00 bis 18.00 Uhr können Gross und Klein in luftiger Höhe durch die Baumwipfel balancieren, sausen, klettern oder springen. Acht Parcours mit unterschiedlichen Schwierigkeitsgraden und über 100 abwechslungsreichen Herausforderungen in bis zu 20 Metern Höhe garantieren spannende und lustige Momente mit Familie, Freunden oder Kollegen. Nach einer Instruktion folgt die Ausrüstung, und schon kann es losgehen. Um den Seilpark ausgiebig zu geniessen, sollten mindestens zweieinhalb bis drei Stunden eingeplant werden. «Das Team ist bereit. Wir freuen uns, in die Sommersaison einzusteigen und viele Gäste im Seilpark begrüssen zu dürfen», sagen Beni Steuri, Geschäftsführer Outdoor Interlaken, und Ronny Marti, Betriebsleiter Seilpark. Ihr Team besteht aus rund zwölf Mitarbeitenden.

 Neues Sicherungssystem

Trotz allem Spass am Abenteuer steht die Sicherheit an oberster Stelle. Von der SOA (Swiss Outdoor Association) professionell ausgebildete Seilparkoperateure führen mit jedem Gast zu Beginn eine gründliche Einweisung durch. Hierbei werden der richtige Umgang mit dem Equipment und das sichere Verhalten im Übungsparcours gelernt. Anschliessend werden die einzelnen Parcours eigenverantwortlich begangen. Das Seilpark-Team ist jederzeit vor Ort. Im Seilpark wird ein neues Sicherungssystem angewendet: Das intelligente System synchronisiert die Positionen der beiden Haken: Das Prinzip der doppelten Sicherung sorgt dafür, dass man immer mit mindestens einem Haken am Stahlseil gesichert ist oder dass nur jeweils ein Haken geöffnet werden kann. Neuerungen im System haben dazu geführt, dass ab dieser Saison das Handling noch einfacher und bedienerfreundlicher ist.

 Im Mai 2014 wird der Seilpark neue Attraktionen bieten. Weitere Sprünge, Flugerlebnisse und Klettererfahrungen werden mit dem sogenannten «Vertical Rush» geboten. «Noch verraten wir es nicht im Detail, aber das neue Angebot wird für alle etwas bieten», verspricht Beni Steuri. Die neuen Attraktionen rund um den Begriff «Vertical Rush» werden aktuell erstellt und ab Mitte Mai für Gross und Klein verfügbar sein.

Source:  Jungfrauzeitung, 27.03.14
 
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Stelleninserat Praktikant/in 2014

Die Outdoor Interlaken AG (www.outdoor-interlaken.ch ) gehört bezüglich Innovation,
Angebotsbreite, Qualität und Risikomanagement zu den führenden Outdoorfirmen
der Schweiz. In der einzigartigen Umgebung der Jungfrauregion begleiten wir unsere
Gäste zu einem Erlebnis, das ihnen positiv und nachhaltig in Erinnerung bleibt.
Unsere Kernleistungen Outdoor-Aktivitäten, Gruppenanlässe und Vermietung von
Sportausrüstung ergänzen wir mit attraktiven Zusatzleistungen wie Videoservice,
Verkauf von Bekleidung, Restaurant/Bar und der Vermittlung von Drittleistungen.

Per 1. Mai 2013 oder nach Vereinbarung suchen wir als Verstärkung unseres
internationalen Teams eine kontaktfreudige Persönlichkeit als

Praktikantin / Praktikant

 

Wir bieten:
Es erwartet dich eine abwechslungsreiche Tätigkeit in einer dynamischen Branche in
Europas Extremsport-Mekka Interlaken. Ein Praktikum bei Outdoor Interlaken macht
dich zu einem Experten im Adventuresportbusiness und bringt dir die Mechanismen
in einem der wichtigsten Wirtschaftszweige der Schweiz – dem Tourismus – näher.
Bei der Arbeit im Front Office steht der Kundenkontakt im Vordergrund, deine
Beratung ist der erste Schritt zum unvergesslichen Kundenerlebnis. Die Tätigkeit im
Back Office erlaubt dir einen Blick hinter die Kulissen einer der grössten Outdoorund
Adventure Firmen Europas. In der Eventabteilung kannst du schliesslich die
vielen Puzzleteile kennenlernen, welche zum Gelingen eines erfolgreichen Anlasses
beitragen.
Dein Profil:
Du bist eine kontaktfreudige Person und deine sehr guten Englisch- und
Deutschkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift erlauben es dir Menschen aus verschiedenen
Regionen und Kulturen kennenzulernen. Du bist motiviert Neues zu erfahren und
schreckst auch vor dir unbekannten Herausforderungen nicht zurück. Flexibilität und
Einsatzbereitschaft sind im Tourismus unverzichtbar und zählen nebst Teamfähigkeit
und Selbständigkeit zu deinen Kernkompetenzen.

Haben wir dein Interesse geweckt und hast du Lust auf eine tolle Zeit in Interlaken?
Wenn ja freuen wir uns deine schriftliche Bewerbung mit Foto zu erhalten.

 

Outdoor Interlaken AG
Herr Fabian von Moos
Office Manager
P.O. Box 451
3800 Interlaken

Tel 033 826 77 19
fabian@outdoor-interlaken.ch

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Finding Courage while Canyoning in Interlaken, Switzerland

A few weeks ago, Liz – a.k.a Young Adventuress – came Canyoning with us and learned some great lessons about physical challenges, comfort-zones and mental barriers, and the rewards when you overcome them.  Read about it all here in her blog article.

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Life on the Edge

Life on the Edge is a short film about how a small, but daring part of the world lives.  This parody features real athletes exposing a trend in extreme sports films and at how their industry gets portrayed in mainstream media.

For more videos by Alex see our youtube channel

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5 Minutes with Iain Carey

922234_538466826194852_636881421_oSo, what’s your name and where are you from?

Iain Carey from Edinburgh, Scotland

How long have you been at Outdoor Interlaken?

Since 2009

Where do you call home these days?

Interlaken

Where else have you worked in the last five years?

In the last five years I’ve permanently lived in Interlaken.  Before then I have worked in Queenstown New Zealand, at the Penrith Olympic White Water Centre in Sydney Australia and I have guided trips in Morocco, Austria, France and Italy.

What languages do you speak?

-          Scottish

-          English

-          Basic German

-          “Schwizerdütsch”

How did you become a guide?

I started working at an Outdoor Center in Scotland when I was 15 years old because I wanted to do all the crazy things for free.

What is the worst job you ever had and how long did you stick it out?

When I traveled in Australia I had this job as a door-to-door salesman. I tried to sell expensive TV subscriptions to broke people. The job was commission based and I didn’t earn any money, got chased away by dogs and I had to walk 10 miles by foot in the burning sun.  After two days I quit.

What are your top 3 holiday destinations and why?

-          Africa because of the kayaking

-          Indonesia for surfing

-          Costa Rica for kayaking, surfing and scuba diving.

What, in your opinion, is so special about Interlaken?

The international travelling vibe, the good energy and the amount of sick sports you can do in your backyard.

Apart from working for Outdoor Interlaken, what is your favorite thing to do in Switzerland?

Freeride Skiing

Have you ever had someone famous on your trip?

Yes, the Celtic Glasgow Football team.

What is the most memorable expedition you have made?

50’000 km around Australia – 9 months of no work!

What do you love most about your job?

It’s the people that make my job great!

Thanks for your time, what are you off to do now?

I’m going to search for inner peace! (Which means relax on my couch)

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Interlaken by Alex Fauver

“Even after coming here various times, Interlaken still seems to amaze me. From the views on a small hike, to paragliders landing non-stop in the park, there always seems to be something going on.” – Alex

For more details and activity bookings: www.outdoor-interlaken.ch

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Inside Outdoor – A day in the life of a guide

 

“I was really excited that I had the opportunity to shoot this video. It was a lot of fun to go behind the scenes with one of the guides (Timo Bellen) and film everything that he did that day. The reason that I made the video was to show that what the guides do on their free time is not much different than what they do for work and I thought that was a really interesting aspect of the company. I will be making videos weekly and uploading them on Friday to the Outdoor Interlaken Youtube Channel, so check in next week for another video!” – Alex Fauver

View more videos here:
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5 minutes with Mario

marioSo, what’s your name and where are you from?

Mario Heller, from Winikon near Lucerne.

How long have you been at Outdoor Interlaken?

I started working at the Seilpark in 2012.

Where do you call home these days?

Interlaken

Where else have you worked in the last five years?

I’ve worked as a Canyoning Guide and Bungy Jumping Instructor in Ticino and as a Canyoning Guide in Queenstown, New Zealand.

What languages do you speak?

German, English and the Lucerne dialect from my hometown.

How did you become a guide?

I travelled through New Zealand and went on a Canyoning trip with canyoning.co.nz in Queenstown. After that trip I knew that Canyoning is what I wanted to do for my living. Back in Switzerland I did the guide license course and a year later I got the opportunity to work for the company where I first encountered Canyoning.

What is the worst job you ever had and how long did you stick it out?

I’m a trained carpenter and the worst job was always insulating roofs. Glad I don’t have to do this anymore.

What are your top 3 holiday destinations and why?

-         New Zealand for the Canyoning

-         Australia for diving and surfing

-         Hawaii for surfing and hiking

What, in your opinion, is so special about Interlaken?

The international touch makes it a unique place and of course it’s a great playground for all extremes sports.

Apart from working for Outdoor Interlaken, what is your favourite thing to do in Switzerland?

Rock Climbing!

Have you ever had someone famous on your trip?

Yes, Swiss singer Fabienne Louves.

What is the most memorable expedition you have made?

Scott’s Creek, 9 ½ hrs of Canyoning in the New Zealand wilderness.

What do you love most about your job?

The fun and friendly people I get to meet every day!

Thanks for your time, what are you off to do now?

I have to pack my gear, I’ll head down to Ticino tomorrow for my Canyoning Level II guide course.

 

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5 Minutes with Timmay Poole

Tim Poole

So, what’s your name and where are you from?

Tim Poole from Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia.

How long have you been at Outdoor Interlaken?

Since the very beginning in 2001.

Where do you call home these days?

Matten, just behind the Rugen.

Where else have you worked in the last five years?

In Cairns, Australia as a Raft and Sea Kayaking guide, for Qantas and for Conservation Australia.

What languages do you speak?

English, broken Japanese and Korean and basic “Bärndütsch”.

How did you become a guide?

I answered an advert in a Sydney Newspaper and sent in a video application for a raft guide course in Cairns.

What is the worst job you ever had and how long did you stick it out?

Cotton chipping and I quit after 5 days.

What are your top 3 holiday destinations and why?

- British Columbia, Canada, because it’s good all year round.

- Mozambique, because it’s lekker.

- Western Australia, because it’s still pristine.

What, in your opinion, is so special about Interlaken?

It’s the only place that I know where even a crappy day is a good one  Everyone’s your friend here and what you see out the window is always inspiring.

Apart from working for Outdoor Interlaken, what is your favourite thing to do in Switzerland?

Mountain Biking, private Canyoning trips in Ticino and playing Frisbee with my dog.

Have you ever had someone famous on your trip?

Yes, 2002 Miss Korea came Canyoning in the Saxeten canyon with me and I threatened to kiss her unless she jumped off the big jump.  And I took the entire Liverpool FC football team canyoning.

What is the most memorable expedition you have made?

Road trips with my wife in the South Island in New Zealand.

What do you love most about your job?

That I get to tell everyone what to do.

Thanks for your time, what are you off to do now?

I’m going to have soup and grilled cheese sandwiches.

 

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Outdoor Interlaken AG earns 2013 “TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE”

Excellence-Badge_2013_enHonoured as a Top Performing Activity Operator as Reviewed by Travellers on the World’s Largest Travel Site.

Interlaken, Switzerland, 22.05.13 – Outdoor Interlaken AG today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Only the top-performing 10 per cent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.

To qualify for a Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travellers on TripAdvisor, and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months.

“Outdoor Interlaken is pleased to receive a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence,” said Beni Steuri, CEO of Outdoor Interlaken. “Guest reviews are an essential part of our business and we would like to thank all those who have taken time to review us and help us win this award”.

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