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Cervinia gondola rescue

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I know this has already been posted on the Zermatt / Cervinia thread but I thought more people might be interested:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-38429571
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We were rescued soon after nightfall and got back to our hotel around 20:30, so didn't miss our dinner! The last evacuees made it down shortly after midnight.
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Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
serious winds !



http://youtube.com/v/j5X1ObhuzT4

Passenger footage of rescue


http://youtube.com/v/3sHXbkQXKbs
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Probably not what had planned for Christmas eve Shocked
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Looks like Valentine on an average day..
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Looks like Valentine on an average day..
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downhilldai wrote:
We were rescued soon after nightfall and got back to our hotel around 20:30, so didn't miss our dinner! The last evacuees made it down shortly after midnight.


Thank god you made dinner! Shocked
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Mollerski wrote:
downhilldai wrote:
We were rescued soon after nightfall and got back to our hotel around 20:30, so didn't miss our dinner! The last evacuees made it down shortly after midnight.


Thank god you made dinner! Shocked

Yes, almost missed out on the free bar too, but just managed to get in for the last 2 hours.....
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I am there in four weeks - I better not show my wife this video
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@downhilldai, I have always wanted to know what is the toilet etiquette in these situations!!!
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downhilldai wrote:
Mollerski wrote:
downhilldai wrote:
We were rescued soon after nightfall and got back to our hotel around 20:30, so didn't miss our dinner! The last evacuees made it down shortly after midnight.


Thank god you made dinner! Shocked

Yes, almost missed out on the free bar too, but just managed to get in for the last 2 hours.....


Phew! Shocked
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nevergreenterrace wrote:
@downhilldai, I have always wanted to know what is the toilet etiquette in these situations!!!


Very Happy I am pleased you asked as it makes me feel not so bad that that was one of my first thoughts.
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JohnMo wrote:
nevergreenterrace wrote:
@downhilldai, I have always wanted to know what is the toilet etiquette in these situations!!!


Very Happy I am pleased you asked as it makes me feel not so bad that that was one of my first thoughts.


No rules. Best to retain as much fluid as possible. I heard that some had bladder control issues. Don't know whether anyone actually shat themselves.
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You know it makes sense.
When you gotta go you gotta to go.
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Otherwise you'll just go on seeing the one name:
....apart from all the jokey stuff....doesn't it make you proud of the rescue services.
Looking at video (above)...brilliant, professional people. It was their Xmas too. Ariverdercci.
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And people are just cheerful and grateful to be rescued. Such a positive vibe to come out of a scary situation.
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That lift is really susceptible to wind. I wonder if this will make them more cautious about closing it. It is such an important lift as it is the only one that links from the pistes around the Plan Maison area to the Ventina and the Valtournenche area (other than getting the bus between Cervinia and Valtournenche). Fortunately (from a selfish point of view) it is not the only link back to Zermatt.
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jbob wrote:
When you gotta go you gotta to go.

Although quite tricky hanging it out of a swaying gondola window in 80mph winds. Very Happy
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t44tomo wrote:
jbob wrote:
When you gotta go you gotta to go.

Although quite tricky hanging it out of a swaying gondola window in 80mph winds. Very Happy


If you look closely there is always a little trapdoor.
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Blimey, that clip of the wind is scary! Puts into perspective my OH's minor 'ordeal' this summer when he got stuck on the Vallandry lift in Les Arcs. The initial message was that the lifties had gone home but then it became apparent that the chairlift had broken down. I was already in the bar by this point but the boys and their bikes had to be belayed off! Luckily the sun was shining and they had good company and crisps Laughing

It was scorchio, mind!
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That looks really gentle compared to rocking you get on the Jandri when it is windy


http://youtube.com/v/WOzyuvrANLo


http://youtube.com/v/IQFt0aazfuE

apparently they had to jet hose the cabins with hot water after this episode
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I don't know why more resorts don't use wind breaks at the most critical points on their lifts. I appreciate that it is not an option for completely exposed lifts, but many have a critical section of exposure that could easily be protected.
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JohnMo wrote:
nevergreenterrace wrote:
@downhilldai, I have always wanted to know what is the toilet etiquette in these situations!!!


Very Happy I am pleased you asked as it makes me feel not so bad that that was one of my first thoughts.



Could be worse.
http://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/jet-diverts-to-shannon-airport-with-toilet-problems-770036.html
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lambert wrote:
....apart from all the jokey stuff....doesn't it make you proud of the rescue services.
Looking at video (above)...brilliant, professional people. It was their Xmas too. Ariverdercci.

Yes, they really were very good.
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@downhilldai,

Hi - I'm a TV director looking for footage of this accident and rescue of the 24th December 2016.
I'm working on BBC Earth Documentary and I'd love to get in touch with people who were rescued and have footage

Sorry to hijack - would love to hear from you guys especially Downhilldai

Thanks a lot
Sal
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Thanks a lot - will do
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sassenza wrote:
@downhilldai,

Hi - I'm a TV director looking for footage of this accident and rescue of the 24th December 2016.
I'm working on BBC Earth Documentary and I'd love to get in touch with people who were rescued and have footage

Sorry to hijack - would love to hear from you guys especially Downhilldai

Thanks a lot
Sal


I've given DHD a nudge. He should be in touch at some point. Madeye-Smiley


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