Posts about cable car

A nerve-wracking trip to Birg cable-car station

My only cable-car trip into the high Alps this past winter season was in February. Webcam confirmation of a fabulous cloud inversion encouraged me to get into the mountains after a long abstinence. I expected the visit to be be a nerve-wracking experience thanks to so many people wearing their coronavirus face-masks around their chins, […]

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Birg to Mürren through the clouds

Birg to Mürren through the clouds

I’m looking forward to the new cable-cars next year. I hope that they’ll have dirt-repellent, scratch-resistant windows. (Sequence filmed in February 2021.)

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Birg to Mürren

Birg to Mürren

Time-lapse video of the cable-car ride from Birg to Mürren in Swiss canton Bern.

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The flying rubbish truck

The flying rubbish truck

The rubbish collection service at Bettmeralp – a car-free village in the mountains of upper canton Valais – must be unique in the world. In the absence of any road connection to the village, a 7.5-tonne lorry is carried up and down the mountain by cable-car.

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Aescher-Wildkirchli

The small «Berggasthaus» beneath the cliffs in canton Appenzell is one of the most famous destinations in Switzerland.

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