The following video on “YouTube” shows how this very high cable car can really get thrown around during bad weather (and still not fall off!)
Some facts –
- Built in 1955, it held the title as the world’s highest cable-car for two decades.
- It still holds the record as the highest vertical ascent by any cable-car in the world. Â It travels from 1,035 m to 3842 m in two sections.
- The second section is the most impressive part, starting at 2,317 m and going directly (without any support pillar) to the upper station at 3,777 m .
- The two sections travel from Chamonix to the top of the Aiguille du Midi â€“ an altitude gain of over 2,800 m â€“ in 20 minutes.