If I had a steady and powerful wind source and wanted to run a continuous flow of liquid lead, what method would work best to lift the fluid?
One benefit of this fluid is that the machinery will be well lubricated. The other benefit will be the enormous heat capacity, since the fluid will also drive a heat exchanger on the far end. A drawback would be the difficulty in maintaining submerged components.
A lifting method with the lowest maintenance but the best durability for this very heavy fluid would be needed. This system is deployed on a horribly unforgiving planet.
The total lift probably needs to be done in stages, but the goal is to have one stage able to lift 10m$^3$ of molten lead a height of one meter in one minute. With the exception of the radical operating environment, maybe we actually have pumps like this today?