Suspended cable cars

WHS that have suspended cable cars in their core zones. The cable car systems must be still in use for the transport of goods or people.

Cable cars are defined as aerial tramways, gondola lifts, and chairlifts, in which the vehicle is suspended in the air from a cable. This in contrast to cable railways, which have their own connection: Funiculars.

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Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks Sulphur Mountain / 1958 / 1560m, 8mins / It was built and operated by the mountain guide and visionary, John Jaeggi, who immigrated to Banff from Switzerland. It was the first bi-cable gondola in North America and the first gondola of any kind in Canada.
Cape Floral Region From Cape Town to Table Mountain / 1929 / 1200m, 5 mins / uses rotairs: "The round shape of the cable car offers excellent aerodynamics in Cape Town’s famously strong South Easter wind, which enables us to operate in windier weather conditions than our previous cars."
Champaner-Pavagadh Up Pavagadh hill / 1986 / 774m, 6 mins / it's a mono-cable gondola detachable type lifts / serious accident in 2003 where 7 people died
China Danxia Cable cars at Danxiashan NP, part of China Danxia
Dolomites There is a cable car on Marmolada (and ski lifts but Italy has promised to remove these); it goes from Malga Ciapela (1450 m) to Punta Rocca station (3265 m), located exactly in front of Punta Penia, Dolomites highest peak (3343 m), passing through the intermediary stations of Coston d’Antermoja (2350 m) and Serauta (2950 m). / 1967 / 12 mins
Great Wall Great Wall at Badaling and Mutianyu
Greater Blue Mountains Scenic World Skyway & Scenic Cableway / 1958 & 2000 / 384m & 510m, 10 & 8 mins / the steepest cable car in the southern hemisphere
Hallstatt-Dachstein Dachstein-Welterbe-Seilbahnen / 1951 / 1718m, 4 mins / Aerial tramway in 3 parts
Huanglong Cable car to a higher platform, from where it is another 2.5 km or one hour walk to the Multi-colored Pond on a fairly level boardwalk.
Huangshan Huangshan has three cable cars going up the mountain: the Eastern Trail's Yungu Si cable car, The Western Trail's Yuping cable car, and Taiping cable car (wiki)
Itsukushima Shrine Miyajima Ropeway (2 lines, one a gondola type and the other an aerial tramway). It climbs Mount Misen of Miyajima Island.
Lushan National Park replaces a bus service that covered a very winding, 15-kilometer road to Lushan / 2017 / 2864m, 7.5 min / China’s very first tricable ropeway, built by Swiss/Austrian company Doppelmayr Garaventa
Macao Cable Guia connects Jardim da Flora with Parque Municipal da Colina da Guia / 1997 / 80 seconds
Masada Masada cableway / 1971 / 900m / It is the lowest aerial tramway in the world, with its lowest station 257 meters below sea level and its summit station 33 meters above sea level.
Monte San Giorgio Brusino-Serpiano Cableway (its upper station may just be outside of core zone) / 1958 / 934m, 4 mins / Aerial tramway
Mount Emei, including Leshan Giant Buddha Connecting Leidongping to the Golden Summit (Jinding) / 1164m / criticized by AB: "brings some 300,000 people a year to the sensitive montane forest zone"
Mount Qingcheng and Dujiangyan Cable car at Qingchengshan
Mount Sanqingshan Sanqing Shanwai Shuangsie Ropeway / 1996
Mount Taishan Zhongtianmen (Mid-Heaven Gate) cable car system / 1983 / the first large-scale passenger cable car in China
Mount Wutai To visit Dailuoding Temple / Chairlift
Mountain Resort, Chengde To Sledgehammer Peak
Pergamon Bergama Akropol Teleferik up to the Acropolis / 2010 / 700m, 4 mins
Rio de Janeiro Sugarloaf Cable Car rises to the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain via 2 parts / 1912 / 1450m, 3 mins / Opened in 1912, it was only the third cableway to be built in the world. The cable car was the setting for the 1979 James Bond film Moonraker (wiki)
Rjukan / Notodden Krosso Aerial Cableway / 1928 / "a gift from Norsk Hydro to the people of Rjukan (most of them Hydro employees), offering them a view of the sun which is obscured by the surrounding mountains during the winter months from October to March" (wiki)
Sacri Monti of Piedmont and Lombardy Funivia del Sacro Monte di Varallo to Sacro Monte of Varallo Sesia / 1935 / 200m, 107 secs / the steepest cable car in Europe.
San Marino and Mount Titano There's a cable car from Borgo Maggiore to the historical city centre of San Marino / 1959 / 338m, 2 mins
Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries Cable car at Qingchengshan
South China Karst Cable car at Jinfoshan component
Swiss Alps Jungfrau-Aletsch Eiger Express tricable gondola / 2020 (there have been earlier ones) / 6483m, 45min
Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona Cable car Elm-Tschinglen / 1964 / 1,496m 8min
Teide National Park Teide Cableway, goes up Mount Teide, the highest peak in Spain, at 3,555m its highest station / 1971 / 8 mins / Aerial tramway
Three parallel rivers of Yunnan Cable car at Laojunshan (in 2 parts)
Upper Middle Rhine Valley Lower Middle Rhine Cable car crosses the Rhine from Koblenz to the Fortress of Ehrenbreitstein / 2010 / 890m, 5 mins / gondola / "The Rhine Cable Car that was constructed for the Federal Garden Show 2011 in Koblenz also posed a threat to world heritage status. For this reason, the garden show organisers agreed with UNESCO on an inconspicuous design of the cable car structures and the demolition of the cable car after three years." - this has been postponed to 2026 by WHC 2013
Wet Tropics of Queensland Skyrail Rainforest Cableway above the Barron Gorge National Park / 1995 / 7500m, 1.5h / Stretching 7.5km, Skyrail was the world’s longest gondola cableway at the time of completion.
Wudang Mountains Cable car to the Golden Summit
Wulingyuan Zhangjiajie Tianzi Mountain Cable Way / 7455m, 30mins / "the world's longest cable car"
Zacatecas Between Cerro de la Bufa and Cerro del Grillo is an aerial tramway or cable car that provides panoramic views of the city below. This cable car extends for about 650 meters, is called "El Teleférico" and was constructed in 1979 by the Swiss. (wiki)


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