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Malojapass

 

 

 

February 15th 2013

 

 

 

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Picture Collection Malojapass

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Pass summit Malojapass

Maloja, a small village on the south western end of Lake Sils and the end of the ramp leading up to the Engadin from Ticino. The image shows the pass summit, with a view to Maloja.

 

Pass summit Malojapss

We are standing directly on rock of the pass summit and look back to Maloja and the Engadin with its many lakes.

N 46°23´54”  E 009°41´42”

 

 

N 46°23´54”  E 009°41´42”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maloja Pass summit

We are on the so-called pass summit in the parking lot in front of the  hotel. View in direction of the Bernina group, with its numerous three thousand meter peaks.

 

View down towards Chiavenna

View rotated clockwise by 60° compared to the picture above. View down into the valley to the pass road that winds uphill like a tapeworm.

N 46°23´54”  E 009°41´42”

 

 

N 46°23´54”  E 009°41´42”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Malojapass view down to the valley

Same location as the picture before, with view to the southwest. Down in the valley you can still recognize the pass road.

 

Malojapass Passhöhe

My son Moritz on my old Kawasaki GPZ1100 in autumn 1998 on the summit of the Maloja.

N 46°23´54”  E 009°41´42”

 

 

N 46°23´54”  E 009°41´42”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Passtrasse Richtung Süden

From Chiavenna the pass road is rising in gentle curves based on a good conditioned road and then ends up at the last miles in a wild serpentine fireworks.

 

Pass road view towards south

The whole serpentine construction shot with a tele lens from the observation deck on the pass summit.

N 46°23´54”  E 009°41´42”

 

 

N 46°23´54”  E 009°41´42”

 

 

 

 

 

 

south ramp of Malojapass

And then again in the middle of the pass in August 2010 with absolutely fantastic weather. We are here 2 curves below the summit and overlook  the "tapeworm" of the road.

 

Lagh da l’Albigna mountain

Half way to the Swiss border you will cross by this mighty dam with the Lagh da l'Albigna which had in a James Bond film a very important action role.

N 46°23´46”  E 009°41´38”

 

 

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Lagh da l’Albigna mountain

Same location as the previous image, the dam can still be seen in the left corner of the  picture. This time, with a view into the valley towards Chiavenna.

 

Chiavenna

The end of the Maloja Pass road at the roundabout in Chiavenna. On the right hand side leaving the roundabout you can ride towards the Spluegenpass, left on to Lake Como. Time for an Italian icecream at the ice cafe directly on the right corner.

N 46°22´17”  E 009°39´37”

 

 

N 46°19´16”  E 009°23´52”

 

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