Kicking Horse Gondola Rescue


Kicking Horse Gondola Rescue

Started by Steverandomno in Canada - 4 Replies

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Steverandomno posted Jan-2016

So I was skiing at the weekend and stepped on the Gondola for one last run... then apparently a massive power surge blew the main transformer and tripped all the safety features.

3 Hours later we were rescued by two awesome guys who travel down the gondola rope, landed on the roof, got into the cabin and lowered all of us safely in harnesses to the ground.

A few cabins further up the mountain, these guys had a more entertaining rescue...

reply to 'Kicking Horse Gondola Rescue'
posted Jan-2016

steverandomno wrote:So I was skiing at the weekend and stepped on the Gondola for one last run...

As the French are fond of saying... it's always the last run when things happen...

That does look like an "interesting" alternative way to the top of the mountain!
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Dave Mac
reply to 'Kicking Horse Gondola Rescue'
posted Jan-2016

Geez, that was interesting. All in control....

Reminded me of a certain young ski instructor, on the chairlift for the last run of the day, and nearing the top station. Seeing a group of his mates had just set off from the top, this young fellow, in his 20s, lifted the bar, twisted and lowered himself until he was hanging by one hand from the footrest, and then jumped the 10 ft fall, landed on his skis and nonchalantly joined in with his mates.

Just above, the chairlift rope was rocking up and down violently, and the liftman, old Hans,was looking down the slope, shaking his fist.

I would never behave like that.....

reply to 'Kicking Horse Gondola Rescue'
posted Jan-2016

Wow ! What an exhilarating rescue that would have been - great video.
Yeehaa !

reply to 'Kicking Horse Gondola Rescue'
posted Jan-2016

I would really like to say thankypu to the ski patrol who rescued me. When i had a bad fall. Thiught id broken ribs and spine. They took me down the slope to an awaiting ambulance. Cheers for your proffessionalism and promptness in getting a full rescue team thare asap and for your kindness i was very scared and in extreme pain. You all are the best. Thankyou
Edited 2 times. Last update at 10-Jan-2016

Topic last updated on 10-January-2016 at 13:06

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