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Cable Car over Mt Wellington's Organ Pipes

Doug
4/02/2014
9:54:32 AM
The possibility of a cable car being built on Mt Wellington directly over the Organ Pipes has been ratcheted up another notch with the proponent finally coming out and publicly stating that is his preferred option: http://www.themercury.com.au/lifestyle/backer-pushes-pipes-route/story-fnj64o6u-1226815381186
With an election looming in Tasmania and a strong move to the right along with a major step backwards in terms of protection for the environment likely, the possibility of this proposal getting up will increase.
So what?, many of you might ask. Good question. While not opposed to a cable car per se, I object to the notion of it going straight up the face of Mt Wellington for a number of reasons. The most selfish of those reasons is that there is almost nothing I enjoy more in this world than sitting on belay after climbing a pitch on the Organ Pipes and enjoying an unimpeded view out over Hobart and its environs.
If you have ever visited Hobart either as a tourist or to climb, hike or ride a bike on Mt Wellington, you might like to comment on that prospect here or on the thread in thesarvo:
http://www.thesarvo.com/confluence/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=327385177&focusedCommentId=327385189#comment-327385189
patto
4/02/2014
10:07:05 AM
I welcome our new cable car overlords.

While they are at it, it would be great to see one get put in that goes from the Pines to the Bluffs.
bones
4/02/2014
11:00:56 AM
Can't you drive to the top if you want the view but not the walk?
Cam McKenzie
4/02/2014
2:02:11 PM
On 4/02/2014 bones wrote:
>Can't you drive to the top if you want the view but not the walk?

Yes, there's a road that goes to the summit already. There is no way that this thing can be financially viable unless they've got some crafty plan to stop people going up the road.
lacto
4/02/2014
3:33:03 PM
No need for a crafty plan ! the case already stands
1 The road is windy and dangerous and the surface and width is not up to current standards .
2 The transmission towers at the top can and do interfere with cars ignition and auto locking .
3 Save carbon , soo- much fuel used getting all those vehicles up and down v's a carbon free electric (renewable energy hydro )
4 Currently no control on who and when people go up.
5 If they can find $16 M for a cadburys tourist facility of course the money will be there for such a job creating project 1

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