A brief history of the Kasprowy Wierch cable car by Wojciech Szatkowski (historian, Tatra guide, ski instructor, promoter of ski touring in the Tatra Mountains):
The cable car to Kasprowy Wierch is one of the oldest still working cable cars in Europe. The construction of the Mount Kasprowy cable car started on August 1935. The most difficult phase of the construction was transportation of building materials to the top of Mount Kasprowy itself and putting up of nine wooden pillars on the steep slopes of the mountain. Horse carts went as far as Hala Gasienicowa, afterwards all the materials were transported by hands by workers employed at he construction. In the meanwhile complicated mining works were done, together with foundation laying, which often required true climbing skills. After the main pillars were constructed, temporary transportation lift was opened in mid October to help the materials transportation. In those days, the working staff comprised of 600 building workers. By mid October temperatures at the top of the mountain fell down to - 4, -10 and there was already some snow on the very peak. This is when a wooden protective barrack was built which made brick or stone laying possible, as temperature within was a few degrees plus. Workers were working in shifts 14 to 16 hours a day ... The grand construction was completed and the first passengers travelled with the cable car in March 1936, after only 227(!) days of constructing..
I invite you to see old postcards of Kasprowy Wierch from my private collection.
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