Sisikon

A return to the beautiful Lake Uri for the first time in 8 years

Michal Navratil

Sisikon
Switzerland 5 Aug

Aug 5, 2018 12:00:00 +0000
Michal Navratil

12:00 5 Aug | Local Time

12:00 5 Aug | GMT

Conditions

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6°C / 43°F Air
Temperature
15°C / 59°F Water
Temperature
3 km/h / 2 mph Wind
Velocity
Freshwater Water
Type
6m / 20ft Water
Depth
27m | 21m / 89ft | 69ft Dive
Height

A return to the beautiful Lake Uri for the first time in 8 years

Cheese, chocolate and cliff diving – after 2009 and 2010 Sisikon is back on the World Series calendar. Historically, the return to Lake Uri marks a rather significant stop of the 2018 World Series: Switzerland plays a major role in the history of the sport as Red Bull Cliff Diving as such was born in Brontallo (Ticino) in July 1997 with the very first stand-alone event. Also, the scenic venue surrounded by glaciers hosts a stop of the Women's World Series for the first time.

From a more national point of view the spot has already once been the setting for a historic jump. Wilhelm Tell was the protagonist back then and one tale from the collection of tall stories that make up his life reveals how he escaped captivity by leaping from a boat up to a cliff ledge high above the shores of Lake Lucerne. Nowadays a chapel – Tell's Chapel – reminds of the legendary heroic deed.

On August 5 the world's best cliff divers will add their own acrobatic feats to those of the great Swiss folk hero. Furthermore, right across the lake lies the Rütli meadow, the historic cradle of Switzerland where the country was founded in 1291.

The scenery in the tiny, picturesque village of Sisikon is incredible with high cliffs and a beautiful lake surrounded by high mountains. Just 382 inhabitants live here permanently; a number only exceeded when a flotilla of hundreds of small rubber boats, surfboards and home-made rafts come to watch 22 athletic bodies plunging into the fresh water at speeds up to 85km/h.

Previous winners
2010 - Gary Hunt, GBR
2009 - Artem Silchenko, RUS

Location - Uri-Stone
Coordinates - 46°57'N, 8°37'E
Platform height - 27m | 21m
Water depth - 6m
Water temperature in August - 15ºC
Air temperature in August - 20ºC
Water - Lake Uri, part of Lake Lucerne, fresh water
Random fact - The whole village is involved in the event's organization

This event will be LIVE on August 5 (time TBC) on www.redbullcliffdiving.com, Red Bull TV and Facebook. Red Bull TV is available on connected TVs, gaming consoles, mobile devices and more. Find out more at about.redbull.tv

If you miss the event or simply want to watch all the action again, the replay will be available on demand a few minutes after the event.

Conditions

Weather data provided by

6°C / 43°F Air
Temperature
15°C / 59°F Water
Temperature
3 km/h / 2 mph Wind
Velocity
Freshwater Water
Type
6m / 20ft Water
Depth
27m | 21m / 89ft | 69ft Dive
Height

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