Rajesh, Ramp and I visited 3 major and 2 minor alpine passes on the weekend of 25-26 June 2005. The dramatic scenery and excellent driving by Rajesh made this one of my best road trips. We first visited Col de la Forclaz (a pass between Martigny and Chamonix) and took a short walk to look at the Trient glacier. Next we went to the Dixence dam near Sion, one of the largest in Europe. To be within the striking distance of the main alpine passes, we stayed at the youthhostel in Fiesch. The next day we made the classic alpine pass tour, visiting the Grimsel pass between Valais and Bern, the Furka pass between Valais and Uri, and the Susten pass between Uri and Bern. The Furka pass also gives access to the source of river Rhone - the giant Rhone glacier. We returned to Lausanne via Interlaken, Gstaad and Col du Pillion, a pass between Bern and Vaud. (Its a long album with 74 pics.)



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