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50 Gondola Passengers Rescued via Helicopter w/ amazing Vid.

Postby lowlands » Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:34 am

About a week ago, beginning of January 2010, a Gondola on its way up to Klein Matterhorn broke down due to extremely low temperatures (-28 C). Because of the low temperatures, the 50 passengers inside needed to be rescued, quickly. Air Zermatt conducted the operation, I found the video on NKBV.nl, a dutch alpinist organization.

Here is a video, taken by one of the people on board the Gondola.
http://www.nkbv.nl/summitclub/view_video.php?viewkey=20aa6c7c996a5ee53a70

-Steve
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Postby albanberg » Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:42 am

cool, thanks for posting!
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Postby phlipdascrip » Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:47 am

I wanna do that! Must have been quite cold though. They're pretty fast too!
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Postby lowlands » Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:42 am

You'd hate to say you'd want to bring the rescue workers out and into harms way, but it does look fun. Cold, but fun.
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