There should be plenty of people around at that time to hook up with, though, if you need someone to show you a couple exit points. The hard part will be finding someone who wants to go to the easier ones (like Dumpster) instead of just running laps on Ultimate (which I wouldn't recommend for your first trip there).
Thanks Tom, looked on the site they have good advice for exit grades (intermediate/ advanced etc) but nothing on location, I've heard they're fairly easy to find though, and will speak to other jumpers when I get there!
Ive been warned of the 'laps of ultimate' thing too, which is good because im only aiming for a couple of jumps a day so I don't mind going a bit further to the exits.
well, I also don't think its necessarily a great idea to jump with a one-piece with only limited terminal base experience, but that's your call ;)
hit me up when the time comes, I'm happy to help. Can't promise ill be there to take you around but I can always share information and maybe link you up with some other jumpers that go to appropriate exits.
Yeah im meeting him there, the rest gave me wrong advice, he says to do laps of high ultimate to build up experience faster, and if I just take my WS straight away I'll be even further from the wall so it must be safer. nice guy.
you think the hookup on socials is any better? just less immediate reprocussions most of the time but you are still slowly wearing away at and selling off your soul.
lb can be a blast slick.. just stick to yellow ocean for the most part, at least for the first trip.
its easy to find people to take you the first time usually, on your own its not so bad either the trail has been broken, just remember to keep right of the old barn where it separates la mousse from yellow when you reach the woods entrance.
the city of Lauterbrunnen has taken extrordinary measures and locked down stuff till april 19 at least.. i would check in about the situation before booking or if its too late, departing.
If you have not jumped a onesie in base before, the valley is not the place to make that transition. Though the most common jumps give you enough altitude for a nice flight, even the 'safest' ones have you only a few meters from the wall, and any bad exit and recovery will ruin your day. There Id advise to leave the onesie at home, and take a good 2 piece with you which you're also current on.
Jumping a 2 piece, Yellow Ocean, La Mouse and High Nose tend to be the more common exits.
I would mainly advise, try to find someone you actually know and trust. For sure you will find random people to tag along to an exit in the Horner packing area or in a gondola. But not everyone may be aware of your skills, experience and comfort zone. And some people will tell you 'this is fine' based on their own experience, which may not apply to you.
There are various schools who do courses, which end with guided jumping in LB such as LTBJ etc. which might be worth contacting to have a more structured first introduction to the valley, if you don't have anyone you know locally who advises you from a pov. of care and safety.