These Students Took a Sideways Class Photo in the Swiss Alps

How’s this for a unique class photo? A group of university students in Switzerland recently visited the 8,114ft (2,473m) Pierre Avoi mountain in the Swiss Alps, used ropes to hang off a cliff together, and posed for a mind-bending sideways class portrait.

The 14 students attend the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Western Switzerland, and they rehearsed for the photo shoot by hanging off the side of a 4-story building on their school campus.

On the day of the shoot, the students rode a helicopter to the mountain and hiked up to the photo spot. After setting up all the equipment, including benches and a sign, the students dropped down and posed for the hanging photographer.

The goal of the project was to shoot “the highest class picture.”

Here’s a 2-minute behind-the-scenes video showing how everything was done:

Image credits: Photo, video, and still frames by HES-SO Valais-Wallis