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March 1st 2013

 

 

 

 

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Picture collection of Grand Saint Bernhard pass

Col du Grand Saint Bernard

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The first nine pictures were taken at Pentecost beginning of June 2006. The others mid October 2000.

 

 

 

 

 

Col du Grand Saint Bernard

North side of the Col du Saint Bernard, just a view yards behind the village Liddes, overlooking the dam of Lac des Toules.

 

Col du Grand Saint Bernard

North side, the end of the avalanche gallery, driveway exit to the pass road. The pass road is seen in the background on a slope running from left to right uphill.

N 45°55´45”  E 007°12´17”

 

 

N 45°54´6”  E 007°11´45”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Col du Grand Saint Bernard

North side after the first three serpentines with view up to the pass summit.

 

Col du Grand Saint Bernard

North side of the pass, four curves farther than the left picture, with a view into the Valais down to Martigny.

N 45°52´55”  E 007°11´6”

 

 

N 45°52´35”  E 007°10´49”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Col du Grand Saint Bernard

At the pass summit, we look towards Martigny. Behind us is the hospice.

 

Col du Grand Saint Bernard

South side of the pass, we look up to the pass summit, which is located right at the end of the avalanche gallery.

N 45°52´10”  E 007°10´23”

 

 

N 45°52´9”  E 007°9´25”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Col du Grand Saint Bernard

South side of the pass, about half the distance to the southern tunnel exit. We look towards the west.

 

Col du Grand Saint Bernard

Same position as the left picture, but now facing to the south. You can now see the southern exit of the tunnel.

N 45°51´29”  E 007°8´54”

 

 

N 45°51´29”  E 007°8´54”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Col du Grand Saint Bernard
N 45°52´10”  E 007°10´11”

Just before the small pass roads enters into the wide highway from the tunnel. We look to the west to the toll station, where you can find a small service and gas station.

 

Col du Grand Saint Bernard
N 45°59´35”  E 007°11´02”

The picture was taken at 7:00am during the sunrise, 10km behind Martigny with view to the pass. The GPS coordinates of that picture are the coordinates of the hotel Col du Grand Saint Bernard.

 

 

 

 

 

Col du Grand Saint Bernard
N 45°53´12”  E 007°11´14”

And then there was no way anymore on the north side. Total icy road. Here we are just past the tunnel entrance on the north side. We had then to ride back and take the tunnel to the south. There the sun had thawed the snow and ice on the mountain pass already.

 

Col du Grand Saint Bernard
N 45°52´08”  E 007°10´19”

And then we had reached the top. As you can see no tourists but steel blue sky in the snow. The picture shows the Hospice of the St. Bernard dogs and the  kennel right in the background.

 

 

 

 

 

Col du Grand Saint Bernard
N 45°52´08”  E 007°10´19”

This picture was taken at the same location as the previous one,  rotated by 180°. Unfortunately somewhat under exposed because of the blinding white snow. Temperature -4°C.

 

Col du Grand Saint Bernard
N 45°52´10”  E 007°10´11”

If you pass the two buildings on the top of the pass, you will find this scenery. Panoramic view across a small lake over to the Italian  border.

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