News Roundup: Heating Up

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8 thoughts on “News Roundup: Heating Up

  1. Somebody March 29, 2019 / 8:24 am

    That NZ avalanche story reminds me a bit of what happened to the 1981 Kumme high speed Triple in Zermatt (which was the oldest detachable chairlift in Switzerland). The difference is that the Zermatt lift was completely destroyed.

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    • Teddy's Lift World March 29, 2019 / 3:45 pm

      I rode that lift a few years ago and thought it was removed because it was old and unrelaible. It was one of my favorite lifts. Sad to hear the news.

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  2. Paul Manafort March 29, 2019 / 9:13 am

    Great news for 49 Degrees North!

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  3. Teddy's Lift World March 31, 2019 / 5:14 am

    So this news about the Yan detachable means that the only remaining lift with original grips is the nazhvan chairlift in Iran. It is used as a scenic skyride at a park.

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    • Max Hart March 31, 2019 / 6:57 am

      Almost. I think the lift in Iran came from Lake Louise and had Pol-X-West grips.

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        • Teddy's Lift World March 31, 2019 / 8:19 am

          Oh, okay, but still it is mostly original. If I ever happen to be in Iran (I probably never will be), I will make sure to film it.

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        • themav April 8, 2019 / 7:48 pm

          Here’s a good video of the Yan detachable lift that was in service until this year in Spain.

          There’s some good footage of the grips clamping and releasing the haul rope. Just by looking at the grips as they attach you can tell there isn’t much clamping force on the haul rope.

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