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Cairngorm Funicular to be Repaired

 Poster: A snowHead
Poster: A snowHead
haggishunter wrote:
Ricklovesthepowder wrote:

Open up the mountain so people can enjoy the summit for starters. What the hell is the point is going to the top of a mountain, only to be refused access to the outside and to stare at it from a cafe. It’s a complete farce and a business model that hasn’t been repeated on any mountain top visitor attraction anywhere else in the world. Granted it’s a delicate area with certain plants, but create pathways, teach people about the rare fauna up there and the tourists will return once again.

In the grand financial scheme of things the closed system is basically noise. Removing it would only make a very marginal improvement, the system is only closed outwith the ski season.

There is no bigger critic of Cairngorm funicular than me. However the VMP (limiting passenger numbers allowed to exit the top station) remains a good thing.

The Cairngorm plateau is sub-arctic tundra unique to UK. The soft ground simply not capable of dealing with significant footfall. A network of paths with simply encourage walkers and bikers to venture further and in higher volume. Beyond erosion concern the environment would inevitably be trashed with crisp packets and red bull cans.

All this was known and debated when train was constructed.. Ultimately it is wrong lift in wrong place. No amount of funding will change that....
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Yes the wrong lift and then some. Had they accepted that it would not be possible to reach the Ptarmigan bowl in all weather conditions and either refurbished the existing chairlift or replaced it with a detachable quad then they wouldn’t have needed the visitor management plan because the chairlift was replacing like with like and would prove self limiting in the summer. Hindsight I suppose Sad
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
All is not lost however... Toofy Grin
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Well @geoffers, I suppose we all have different priorities.
One or two asked the obvious do we get there?
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