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There seems to be an element of risk

in everyday living these days.

However, it is not every day that one gets…

to pat a cheetah…

…although she sowed some sign

of not being happy with one traveller.

Standing under a 6 ton 30-year-old elephant

has some risk involved.

The Whistler-Blackcomb Mountains

Peak2Peak Gondola Ride

has travellers sailing at a minimum

of 1,400 feet above ground

with only a piece of wire holding things together.

Admittedly a rather larger piece of wire.

 

The riskiest part of any flight

is take off and landing.

 

 

And flying over Alaska’s wilds

one always hopes the risk of

engine failure is minimal.

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A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-From-Above-and-Below

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The most recent above below shots I have come from…the Peak2Peak Gondola Ride

between Whistler and Blackcomb mountains

Destination Blackcomb

Below the cables at Whistler….

and above those running up Blackcomb.

Arriving here we had just completed a ride in

the longest unsupported span between two cable car towers

of 3.024 kilometres (1.88 miles),

and at a height of 436 metres (1430.45 feet)

it is the highest cable car above ground.

And that is where we came from and our return destination.

Again, below the Blackcomb cables

and above the cable running up the side of Whistler.

And should the cables all break there is

a smooth 1400 foot fall to terra firma,

which I  do not want to experience.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: From-Above-and-Below

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