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Lifts Evacuations

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Just if someone is interested in reading about a lift that was stuck and people had to be waiting up to 10 hours to get down - this is in Patriata chairlift in Muree, Pakistan: https://www.the-ski-guru.com/2019/07/05/patriata-chairlift-rescue-operation-completed-10-hours/
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I was intrigued by the title before i read the details, wondering what sort of evacuations were being referred to .
Then, reading it took up to 10 hours to get everyone down, i think my first reading of the title was probably correct.
10 hours is an awful long time to be stuck anywhere . . . Shocked
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Jonpim wrote:

10 hours is an awful long time to be stuck anywhere . . . Shocked


And that was in summer and of "picnickers" so maybe they had food/drink with them if lucky. Hate to have been stuck up there for 10 hours in winter, and maybe longer as the conditions to effect the rescue would likely be harder.
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Yes, it must have been awful. Not sure if you remember that once the Panoramic Mont Blanc lift was stuck and passengers have to overnight there- as when they were calling the Compagnie du Mont Blanc to be evacuated, they were receiving messages that they were closed! The Italian ski patrol helped evacuate them the next day, they were stuck with kids and not too many clothes, it might have been awful. It was September, but at altitude and night, I really did not envy that. Remember being in Italy at the time and watching it on the local news.
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This one was recently in Vail, where 74 employees were stuck - just before the 4th July long weekendf. https://www.the-ski-guru.com/2019/07/04/74-employees-vail-stuck-eagle-bahn-gondola-evacuated/
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Haha, so getting stuck on lifts are quite a common thing. rolling eyes

Considering TWO in the same week, in the middle of summer, with maybe only 1/10 of the world's lifts operating?
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There are every so often, at least usually resorts are prepared to take you down - in my blog this past season I've recorded 6. https://www.the-ski-guru.com/category/lifts/lift-evacuations/
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The article seems a bit confused, mixing up chairlift and cable car.

I think the lift that got stuck is actually a gondola with the cabins grouped in 3s, with each cabin taking 9 people and therefore each group taking 27. There seems to also be a chair lift at the same location. It's perhaps a two stage lift - chair first, then gondola to the peak?

I'd much rather be stuck in a gondola than on a chair.
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I am not sure as the posts that were covering the news (for the Pakistan chairlift/gondola), where not specific and they were showing pictures of a lift that I am not sure it was that. Bear in mind that this is a summer destination mostly, even though I seen some snow pictures.
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