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Crossing the broad Chitral River in a local cable car….like the one this last week which had a dramatic rescue of 8 people from high above a gorge in a nearby part of Pakistan. These are very frequently the only means of transport across stretches of rivers, or over very high ravines where bridges would be impossible or impractical. They bear very little resemblance to the western idea of a cable car, frequently just being put together and run by locals with little funds at hand. Nevertheless they transport thousands of people a day across the mountainous north of Pakistan, and also India and Nepal. And yes, I have crossed in these.
I hope your Friday is a really splendid one. And your weekend superb.
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William Sutherland said:

Marvelous capture! HFF!

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10 months ago ( translate )

Malik Raoulda said:

Merci beaucoup pour ce superbe partage bien documenté et bien informé .
HFF et agréable fin de semaine salutaire.
10 months ago ( translate )

©UdoSm said:

An adventurous way to cross the river... but it seems also 'a little' dangerous...
10 months ago

Nouchetdu38 said:

A means of transport which surprises us but which is the daily life of the people of this region!!!!
A very nice share, Diana!!!!!!
All the best*****
10 months ago

Annemarie said:

a beautiful image

Happy weekend!
10 months ago ( translate )

Jaap van 't Veen said:

Stunning; doesn't look very safe.
hFF
10 months ago

Loose_Grip/Pete said:

Great pic Diana. It was a shock to see how high the "cable car" was last week. This looks lower but no less flimsy!
HFF and have a very enjoyable weekend.
10 months ago

Makrofan said:

HFF und ein schönes Wochenende! Danke für die Informationen!
10 months ago ( translate )

Gabi Lombardo said:

a very strange cable car indeed!!! wish you a beautiful WE, Diana!!
10 months ago ( translate )

David Slater (Spodde… said:

I wouldn't fancy a trip in one of those Diana! HFF and best wishes for the weekend.
10 months ago

Roger (Grisly) said:

A wonderful image that gives a much better idea of this week's near disaster D
they must be subject to bad weather especially winds which is a scary prospect I must say,
HFF and a great weekend,
10 months ago

Ecobird said:

Ooh that looks a little cramped in there Diana. It also looks quite flimsy but it must be stronger than it looks if it used so much. Hard to imagine getting 8 people in one of these, - or did they have to make more than one journey? That must be quite an experience crossing the river in one of these cable cars. I hope you enjoyed it - you are braver than me!!!!! Beautifully captured

HFF and have a lovely weekend
10 months ago

Christa1004 said:

Wow, brave DIana!! I guess only one thing helps: stay confident and keep your fingers crossed;-))) HFF Diana.
10 months ago

Günter Klaus said:

Da zeigst du wieder eine tolle Aufnahme von diesen Leben dieser Menschen,wie sie diese Hürden überwinden liebe Diana,ich glaube,über Schluchten oder Berge würde man den Güni nicht reinbringen,grinsssss :))

Wünsche noch einen schönen Nachmittag,ganz liebe Grüße Güni :))
10 months ago ( translate )

Herb Riddle said:

Not for the faint hearted Diana. Another great capture from this area by you. Well done.

HFF, enjoy the weekend. Herb
10 months ago