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Col Forclaz

 

 

 

March 7th 2013

 

 

 

 

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Picture collection of Col de la Forclaz

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Col de la Forclaz
N 46°06´10”  E 007°03´52”

The Forclaz starts in Martigny. Even before the first turn, you can  enjoy this panoramic view to the east into the Canton of Valais. Below is Martigny, in the background, the white spot, the Aletsch region.

 

Col de la Forclaz
N 46°03´29”  E 007°00´06”

Top of the pass, with a view towards the canton of Valais. As we visited the pass at Easter in 2000, there was still some snow.

 

 

 

 

 

Col de la Forclaz

View to the north, rotated 90° counterclockwise as the previous picture. You see the inn on the summit with the bikers point. To the right is a souvenir shop.

 

Col de la Forclaz

This time only swung about 45° to the left, facing the descent from  the pass towards France. Overlooking the Bel Oiseau ( 2,628m ).

N 46°03´29”  E 007°00´06”

 

 

N 46°03´29”  E 007°00´06”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Col de la Forclaz summit

The kiosk at the pass in the back, facing southwest on the Pointes des Grands (3,101m ).

 

summit of Col de la Forclaz

Same view, different focal length and this time without bike.

N 46°03´29”  E 007°00´06”

 

 

N 46°03´29”  E 007°00´06”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Col de la Forclaz

This picture was taken six years later in June 2006 at Pentecost. Panoramic view from the top of the pass in the direction of Mont Blanc.

 

Col de la Forclaz

Late evening in June at 19:00. The shadows are already very long. Looking northeast from the summit into the Valais valley.

N 46°03´29”  E 007°00´06”

 

 

N 46°03´29”  E 007°00´06”

 

 

 

 

 

 

bikers point at Col de la Forclaz

Summit of the Col de la Forclaz.

 

 

 

N 46°03´29”  E 007°00´06”

 

 

 

 

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