Squamish's Sea to Sky Gondola asks public to stay away from closed trails 

Gondola says climbers accessing area, safety risks present

click to enlarge PHOTO BY CHRISTY ALLAN
  • PHOTO BY CHRISTY ALLAN

After headlamps were spotted directly beneath the Sea to Sky Gondola's lift line late Aug. 20, the gondola is reminding the public the access trails and climbing areas are closed due to 'perilous' safety concerns.

"It's extremely unsafe," said Christy Allan of the Sea to Sky Gondola. "We do not want people in that area."

Squamish RCMP Const. Ashley McKay confirmed they received a report of people in the area of the gondola. In an email, she said the area surrounding the gondola was no longer considered a crime scene as of Aug. 10 at 8:45 p.m.

Gondola staff have seen climbers on various routes in the area in the past week, a statement reads. It goes on to say no one should climb under or within 100 metres of the lift line.

The area will be reopened once it's deemed safe, but a timeline was not provided. Allan said it will depend on the clean-up efforts.

This article originally appeared here.

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