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Conquering Triglav in flip-flops no longer a problem

Mojstrana, 7 August - Ill-shod tourists attempting to scale Slovenia's highest peak are a major headache for mountain rescuers, but the Slovenian Alpine Museum has made it sure they can do that in a safe way with the help of virtual reality.

Mojstrana
The Slovene Alpine Museum's virtual reality zipline enables a 3D Mount Triglav descent.
Photo: Alenka Vesenjak/STA

Mojstrana
The Slovene Alpine Museum's virtual reality zipline enables a 3D Mount Triglav descent.
Photo: Alenka Vesenjak/STA

Mojstrana
The Slovene Alpine Museum's virtual reality zipline enables a 3D Mount Triglav descent.
Photo: Alenka Vesenjak/STA

The institution, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, boasts a new addition to its state-of-the-art collection, providing a magical 3D experience of descending Mount Triglav.

Visitors, be it in flip-flops or whatever their preferred choice of footwear, are now able to use a virtual reality zipline to descend the 2864-metre mountain and land in front of the museum.

They simply buckle a safety belt, sit down, put on 3D goggles and start the journey down the mountain.

During a couple of minutes, visitors are able to do a 360-degree spin and admire the neighbouring mountains and valleys while eagles are passing them by.

The zipline descent is included in the museum ticket and has so far elicited a positive response.

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