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Old 08-11-2019, 01:21 AM   #1
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Sea-to-Sky Gondola Cables Cut

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Almost all of the 30 gondola cars attached to the cable crashed to the ground at around 4 a.m., according to staff working overnight. No injuries have been reported as a result of the incident.
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Heard about that, wouldn't they need some serious equipment to get up that high, and cut such a thick cable?
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Any cordless angle grinder with a cutting disc would make quick work of that cable
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Oh I thought it'd be a lot thicker, but also thought it'd be harder to cut

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These things rely on a single cable? I'd have thought there would be at least two in case one fails.
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These things rely on a single cable? I'd have thought there would be at least two in case one fails.
In the 30 years I’ve been alive I’ve never heard of any cable car failing. Clearly they’re pretty reliable
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^^^ didn't the cable car at whistler collapse before the Olympics?
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These things rely on a single cable? I'd have thought there would be at least two in case one fails.
A single cable made up of many strands, so like a bunch of cables twisted together. I'm not sure how it'd work with two cables.
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^^^ didn't the cable car at whistler collapse before the Olympics?
Blackcomb gondola, but the cable didn't snap, it derailed.
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^^^ didn't the cable car at whistler collapse before the Olympics?
Several incidents in Europe as well.
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Do any of these incidents involve the cable actually snapping? Especially unloaded, non-operational, and without severe weather?
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Didn’t notice the missing cars yesterday, but on the way back today it sure looked a little empty.
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idiots....whoever would take their personal time to get up there and cut it,i imagine the carriers are all thrown away since most are bent.....huge security risk in that if they ever tried re-using them
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Really having a hard time understanding why stone would do tos. Its not a spur of the moment vandalism kind of thing. Very deliberate and targeted needing the correct tools. But then why target the gondola ? Doesn't seem like the kind of thing that would offend someone.

Imagine if they didn't cut all the way thru and instead cut 80% of the way so that it wouldn't let go until hundreds of people were riding. Fuck me
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Is the sea to sky gondola privately owned or is it a crown corp? This is very interesting.
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has the markings of a disgruntled employee

- does not want to harm visitors but send a lesson to the company
- cause maximum financial damage without loss of life, the only loser is company

I put money that the cause will be mental health (as it always is now a days)
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Wasn’t there local opposition to the gondola before it was built? Could be some local grumps who are bitter about the influx of tourists too..

Regardless it was a stupid move and at the end of the day, they’ll simply increase security and it will be back up and running in no time. Waste of time for all those involved, aside from whoever profits from the event of course.
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Really having a hard time understanding why stone would do tos. Its not a spur of the moment vandalism kind of thing. Very deliberate and targeted needing the correct tools. But then why target the gondola ? Doesn't seem like the kind of thing that would offend someone.

Imagine if they didn't cut all the way thru and instead cut 80% of the way so that it wouldn't let go until hundreds of people were riding. Fuck me
In Kelowna some knob went and damaged a bunch of the trees supporting the rope course at the Myra Canyon Adventure Park right before it opened. I'm not sure if they ever figured out the motivation for it but people are morons is usually an accurate one.
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Blackcomb gondola, but the cable didn't snap, it derailed.
It didn't derail, it came down after one of the support towers collapsed
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My memory failed me on that one, but my point remains, that these accidents are essentially always related to something other than a cable snapping. Grips on the cabins, doors opening, damaged towers, derailing.
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Really having a hard time understanding why stone would do tos. Its not a spur of the moment vandalism kind of thing. Very deliberate and targeted needing the correct tools. But then why target the gondola ? Doesn't seem like the kind of thing that would offend someone.

Imagine if they didn't cut all the way thru and instead cut 80% of the way so that it wouldn't let go until hundreds of people were riding. Fuck me
The cables are braided so it would be noticeable if any of the cables had been cut as it'll fray. The first riders would be in jeopardy until someone saw the damage, possibly the staff for the safety ride to start the day.
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