Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Peak2Peak Gondola at Whistler

In Whistler B.C. we experienced a gondola ride between 2 mountain peaks. This gondola ride goes from Mount Whistler accross the valley to Mount Blackcomb
We're standing on Mt Whistler looking accross to Mount Blackcomb The ride takes 11 minutes and travel 4.4 kilometres high about the valley.

One of the gondolas is passing us

For the technophobes, here are seome stats:
There are two pillons on each mountain omly with an unsuported span of 3.024km (1.88 Miles)

The rope that drags the gondolas is 46mm diameter and the total haul rope with slack is 8.85 km

It has to be one of the gratest gondola rides in the worled and the system was supplied and installed by Swiss Engineers (of course).

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  1. Of course, it is Swiss! I could see the Swiss markings on the gondola! Isn't that the only means of getting from Zurich to Berne in Switzerland - by gondolas????? ( Chuckle chuckle!!!)
    Colin (HB)

  2. Oh gawd, you can't take the country out of the boy even after donkey's years!!

    This would scare the bejesus out of moi!!

  3. Wow - you are having quite a long, exciting adventure!

  4. That would be no novelty to someone from CH.

  5. I think you mean "above" the valley. Wow 4.4 ks It sure was an exciting trip especially looking through the glass floor.