The Allemond base station building is really starting to look like a lift.
This looks like the ticket office and entrance to the gondolas from the Car Park.
The cable, or perhaps only part of it, has been delivered ready to be unwound from its reel. It will be interesting to see how they do that and I’ll try and be there when it happens.
It’s hard to see how thick the cable is once it has been put up but this gives you some idea. I don’t know if it’s frighteningly thin or reassuringly thick.
Elsewhere, parts are being delivered for the pylons and the giant Meccano set is spread out over the grassy verges beneath the dam. A helicopter will be used to carry the parts to their concrete bases.
I always think the pylons look quite slender but you can see that the bases are around 2m in diameter.
I can only suppose that someone has the assembly instructions.
Shims and spacers to make sure its all perfectly lined up
This where it’s all going to go. Interestingly, the Allemond base station building lines up perfectly with the top of the Dome des Rousses top station.