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February 20th 2013

 

 

 

 

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Picture Collection Sustenpass

Sustenpass Panorama east side

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Sustenpass West side panorama

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a view miles behind Wassen

Shortly after leaving the village of Wassen, the road swings beneath the Gotthard railway and wins altitude the first sweeping tunnel. This  picture was taken in front of the tunnel facing the tunnel exit in the curve where the road disappears over a bridge in the next tunnel.

N 46°42΄31”  E 008°35΄52”

 

 

 

in Meien valley

Coming up from Wassen, we follow the Susten Pass road and reach here the Meiental valley. Far in the backgroundyou may spot already the Sustenpass.

N 46°44΄02”  E 008°32΄0”

 

 

 

in Meien valley

Again a little further up the Meiental valley was this picture taken. In the background you can recognize the Sustenhorn mountain and the Sustenpass.

N 46°44΄38”  E 008°29΄34”

 

 

 

Sustenpass Pass summit

Here we are at the pass summit. View towards the summit tunnel, which connects to the Meiental valley and replaces the old pass road over the mountain. It's a weekend in August and bustle, although here in 2005, a terrible storm had washed away the Grimsel Pass road behind  Innertkirchen and all motorbikers had to drive back to Wassen.

N 46°43΄51”  E 008°27΄0”

 

 

 

Sustenpass Pass summit

Same location as above, but rotated 180°.

N 46°43΄51”  E 008°27΄0”

 

 

 

in Meien valley

Sustenpass east side, behind the summit tunnel. To the right view to the Meiental valley.

N 46°44΄19”  E 008°27΄12”

 

 

 

Wassen

Wassen entrance, coming from the St.Gotthard Pass. After 700ft the Susten Pass road branches off to the left.

N 46°42΄13”  E 008°35΄55”

 

 

 

Meien valley

At the rear at the green edge of the valley, you can see the pass road coming from the right from Wassen along the valley’s wall. It then disappears briefly to show up again after a bend to the left in front of us.  Here we are about three serpentines before we reach the pass summit tunnel, on the  east side, facing north.

N 46°44΄04”  E 008°27΄17”

 

 

 

view towards Sustenhorn mountain

Same location as the picture taken before just rotated by 180 degrees to the south. In the background you can see on the right the Susten Spitz mountain with the associated glacier.

N 46°44΄04”  E 008°27΄17”

 

 

 

Sustenpass Pass summit

This is the pass summit. In the background there is the exit of the Tunnel.  In the upper right corner you still can see parts from the ancient pass road. Since this was always at risk of falling rocks, it was replaced by the summit tunnel. We are here on the west side, facing east.

N 46°43΄48”  E 008°26΄49”

 

 

 

Stone Glacier

One serpentine further down in the direction to Innertkirchen, opens up the view towards the Stone Glacier, framed by the Susten Horn Mountain and  Giglistock.

N 46°43΄42”  E 008°26΄26”

 

 

 

Sustenpass

Same location, different focal length, the same viewing angle as the picture taken above.

N 46°43΄42”  E 008°26΄26”

 

 

 

Sustenpass view to Gadmer valley

Same location, 90 degrees turned to the right. One can very well see the course of the pass road in Gadmertal valley. In the background, far below you will then hit the village Innertkirchen.

N 46°43΄42”  E 008°26΄26”

 

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