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The largest glacier in the Alps, the Aletsch Glacier is located in the Bernese Alps, between the Jungfrau massif and the Rhone Valley. It can be admired by taking cable cars from the Goms valley.
The Furka Pass, 2429 m over sea level, is a high mountain pass in the Swiss Alps, connecting the Goms Valley (Valais/Wallis), to Andermatt (Uri, Central Switzerland). Scenes of Goldfinger, with Sean Connery as James Bond, were shot here.
The Grimsel is a Swiss high mountain pass, 2,165 m above sea level, connecting the Haslital (upper valley of the Aar river, in Bernese Highlands) to the Conches Valley, in Upper Valais.
It is the highest village in the valley, at an altitude of 1540 m, with the Lonza River running through it. The construction of a carriage road in 1954 brought Blatten out of its isolation and enabled its tourist development. The village has remained very authentic, even if the replacement of its neo-Gothic church by a modern building in 1985 contrasts with the old wooden chalets, the oldest of which were built in the 16th century.
The valley at the end of which lies the famous village of Zermatt, from where you can admire the emblematic Matterhorn and the glaciers from the vertiginous Gornergrat. One of Switzerland's tourist musts!
Switzerland's highest motorable pass, at 2478m, connects Ulrichen in the Upper Valais to Airolo in Ticino. It is open from June to October, and in August 2021 we shot 16 panoramas here at the top of the pass, as well as two series further down, 10 on the Valais side and 12 on the Ticino side.
The Saas Valley, with the prestigious tourist destination of Saas Fee and the villages of Saas Balen, Saas Grund and Saas Almagell, lies at the foot of numerous peaks above 4000 m.
This Alpine pass, at an altitude of 2006 m, connects Brig, in the Upper Valais, to Domodossola, in Italy. Open all year round, it is, along with the Great St Bernard, the only mountain pass linking the Valais to Italy.
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