Glacier – Lake Louise, AB

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Leitner bottom terminal and first half of the lift.
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Looking back at the Lake Louise base area.
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Another view back down the line.
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Lift line view.
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Nearing the summit.
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Leitner tower.
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Top drive station from above.
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Single-mast bottom station.
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Side view of the base terminal.
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Leitner detachable grip.
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Tower 11.
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Depression tower 12.
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View down from near the summit.
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Arriving up top.
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Top station turnaround from below.
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Another shot of the drive terminal.
Leitner Report entry.
Leitner Report entry.
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3 thoughts on “Glacier – Lake Louise, AB

  1. AmericanMO March 28, 2018 / 6:46 pm

    This lift runs as a Chondola in the summer for sightseeing – but not in the winter?

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    • Collin September 7, 2018 / 10:27 am

      The cabins are borrowed from Grizzly Express in the summer. Why they don’t just run the gondola I don’t know. The lift goes slower in the summer, so the terminal speed is slow enough to load cabins in a regular terminal. On lifts that operate as a Chondola in the winter, the terminals are super long with one side having a faster speed for chairs and the other side having a slower speed for cabins.

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      • Stephen September 7, 2018 / 7:01 pm

        The lift actually has a clutch system allowing the chairs and cabins to stop at the top and bottom terminals for loading and unloading. It runs at a slower speed as it is a sightseeing lift in summer and you can often see grizzly bears grazing under the lift. They operate this lift in summer as there is a lodge and sightseeing area at mid mountain accessed by this lift whereas the top of the gondola is currently undeveloped.

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