Posts tagged ‘Furkapass’
Still some mountain road to climb …
… the last bends before reaching the last pass of the tour, the Sustenpass.
Time for a walk towards the last glacier, at the base of Sustenjoch …
… and when the alpine path gets too long, the zoom comes to help.
If I was ever a fan of rail transport, this HG 3/4 would have been my favourite.
Black smoke from the firebox, white steam from the pressure boiler.
A quick stop to tank water and coal, and on the track again!
Sharp your eyes from the Rhone glacier down into the valley and you might see it climbing up the steep track between the road and the Rhone river.
take your chance to explore one of the most spectacular roads of Switzerland.
Sharp bends and steep down-hills
to reach the young, rapid Rhone river
On-the-road, stop-and-go pictures shot despite almost-unforgiving motor-bike policemen… with my D800 plus 70-200 VR-II or 16-35 f/4. Click to magnify
Before Winter closing of most Alpine passes, here is to you a report of 120 km driving through the most majestic Alpine district of central Switzerland (map adapted from Google Earth).
Enjoy the first part: at dawn from Hospental to Furkapass!
Realp is the last town left behind before the road, closed in winter, turns into a steep uphill.
Leaving Furkapass behind, the next stop is by Hotel Belvedere. In front of it: the Rhone Glacier, soon in part 2
Picture shots with D800, 70-200 VR-II and 16-35 f/4. Click each picture to magnify it.