In my profession, I’m always working at the limit. Cable cars dangle hundreds of meters above the ground, which is why I can’t make any mistakes or allow any imprecision. Despite the great responsibility, I love every second of my job. Where else are you rewarded every day with such breathtaking views? Where else do you get the chance to travel across the globe? Where else can you get a bird’s-eye view of so many cities and landscapes?
I usually come to Hong Kong twice a year to check the Ngong Ping 360 cable car. It runs about six kilometers from Lantau Island to the Ngong Ping Plateau. It crosses Tung Chung Bay and the huge national park on Lantau Island. You can hardly get over the amazement when you experience the 25-minute ride for the first time. The skyscrapers stretch up into the sky on one side, while airplanes glide down towards Hong Kong Airport on the other. The sea sparkles beneath the gondola, and then the cable car takes a sudden turn and you are floating above a green jungle, with a gigantic statue of Buddha rising up in front of you. It’s quite breathtaking and also the reason why the trip is so popular with tourists.