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Where Eagles Dare

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by milek, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. milek

    milek Honorary Member

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    Thought it would be fun to terrorise the wife by taking her onto a cable car from one mountain to the other knowing she's (swear word) scared of heights, christ, she's scared of thick carpet. Joke was on me. I practically pooped my pants going 600 ft above the ground on the Seefeld cable car, I hugged the floor whilst she took footage of the crossing on her phone. I will upload the footage when I get back to the UK. That's one from her bucket list I won't ever suffer again.
     
  2. lone wolf

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    looking forward to the footage, bet it was amazing!
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    I'm scared to go to bed cos I know in my dreams that cable is going to snap. I have to admit, the scenery was like nothing I have ever seen. I want to come back already.
     
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    Classic film!
     
  5. milek

    milek Honorary Member

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    Broadsword calling Danny Boy!
     
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  6. lone wolf

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    I would gladly swap places with you
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  7. milek

    milek Honorary Member

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    I'm sure the wife would like that LW but You'd have a lot to live up to buddy :)
     
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    walked into that one didnt i !!!


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    If you like that one, you should try the cable car over the sea to Dursey Island from the Beara Peninsula in SW Ireland. Nowhere near as high but a little, shall we say, 'agricultural' that was also used for ferrying cattle and sheep across up until a few years ago ...

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    :confused::D
     
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    I ain't scared to admit Mick, that I'd have been lying on the floor myself, nearly 7ft and I'm sh!t scared of heights.:confused:
     
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    No wonder @milek is scared of heights. He's only about four foot on his tip toes :p
     
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    You should try the 2nd stage one in Madeira. We went on it in strong wind & the gondala thing was swinging 90 degrees either way, just as thought we were about to hit the pylon thing that hold the cables, is snapped into an upright position guided by the cable guides. At around 600ft I was slightly uncomfortable, but on the whole enjoyed the experience.
     
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    Saw that on Trayvauds Travels...



    That guy is one great chef and deserves his own tv show....

     
  14. Sky

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    Never really liked heights, but I learned to deal with them. ;)

    Here's me hanging around in Kenya in the mid-nineties (upside down) at around 5,000ft. :cool:

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    Oh, and one of my knee at around £9 ,000ft in South Africa.

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    It's not the height I worry about, it's the hitting the floor bit, last year my daughter wanted to go up the monument, it's got no view out till you get to the top, I was clinging to the side trying not to look over.
     
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    Quite right ...it's not the height that's the problem, but the hardness of the ground you hit ! Brings to mind the whale that suddenly came into existence thousands of feet up above the new earth in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy ... didn't end well for the poor creature :eek::D
     
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    I agree Glyn, that's some ride, we both loved it :thumb:

    Ray
     
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    Keeping on the film angle milek, Non but the Brave.
     
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    What? the cable car floor?
     
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    I hope I have got this right. Only a short clip but it gives some idea of the height.

     
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