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Grand St Bernard Pass, The Swiss Side

 

The Swiss side descends away from the Grand St Bernard Refuge at the top of the pass through a narrow defile and thence to an open part of the valley where the Tunnel exits. There is a Parking Area here where in Winter Ski-Radonnee Wikipedia - and other hardy types will leave their cars and skin up over the pass.

Below this the road descends on a gentle gradient down the right hand side (east) side of the valley eventually reaching the turn-off for Verbier Wikipedia - (right) and thence Martigny Wikipedia - in the valley. There is a gasoline available about half way down. The Swiss side of the pass does not have any of the curves of the Italian side nor the pleasant sunny southern aspect, nor the views.

Grand St Bernard - Swiss Side

 

Grand St Bernard - Swiss Side

 

Grand St Bernard - Swiss Side

 

Grand St Bernard - Swiss Side

 

 

Grand St Bernard - Swiss Side

Grand St Bernard - Swiss Side

 

Grand St Bernard - Swiss Side

 

Grand St Bernard - Swiss Side

Grand St Bernard - Swiss Side

 

 

Grand St Bernard Swiss Side

In the above Photograph, the Exit from the Tunnel Wikipedia - Grand St Bernard Tunnel on the Swiss Side. of the Grand Saint Bernard Pass. The narrow defile and the head of the pass are behind you. The area over to the right is the top of the pass in winter. You can see a restaurant which caters to those coming up by automobile, some of whom will continue to ascend the pass on skis. The parking area is not cleared of snow and while ordinarly this is not a problem, should melting occur, followed by freezing at night, then the entire parking area will freeze in its chopped-up form, leaving ice ruts over which your vehicle cannot climb. I have had to chop my way out with ice axe and entrenching tool.

 

 

Grand St Bernard Swiss side looking up toward Italy

In the above Photograph, the Grand Saint Bernard PassWikipedia - Grand St Bernard Pass on the Swiss side, within the canopies which shield the road before it reaches the Tunnel Wikipedia - Grand St Bernard Tunnel Entrance Complex.

 

Gd St Bernard Swiss Side

 

Gd St Bernard Swiss Side

In the above two Photographs, heading down the Swiss side of the Grand St Bernard Pass under the Canopies.

 

Grand St Bernard - Swiss Side

 

Grand St Bernard - Swiss Side

 

 

 

+ SEE ALSO

- The Italian Job (1969)

- Verbier, CH

 

 

 

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