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Old June 1st, 2011, 04:57 PM   #161
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offtopic: opel = vauxhall = GM
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Old June 4th, 2011, 02:05 AM   #162
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Klausenpass (Switzerland, trunk road no. 17, main connector road between the cantons of Uri and Glarus), peak at 1951m.
Direction Uri -> Glarus
June 2011

1. Different road users


2. Lush green meadows


3. Valley from above and fog


4. More fog


5. Gefährliche Strecke, meaning "dangerous section"


6. Down in the valley again, still canton of Uri, near village of Urner Boden


7. This is already in southern Glarus
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Old June 4th, 2011, 11:04 AM   #163
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That road is narrower than I thought... Almost looks like the eastern approach of the Furka Pass at times.
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Old June 4th, 2011, 12:56 PM   #164
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In winter time actually when snows, those roads are remain closed right because of the snow?
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Old June 4th, 2011, 01:38 PM   #165
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Yes, usually from October to May or June.

Sometimes also in July, for the same reason, but it's quite rare.
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Old June 4th, 2011, 02:38 PM   #166
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http://i.imgur.com/Vsyba.jpg
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Old June 4th, 2011, 07:20 PM   #167
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offtopic: opel = vauxhall = GM
Precisely: Vauxhall is an Opel made in the UK with driver's seat in the right side.
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Old June 28th, 2011, 11:10 PM   #168
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Passo Pordoi

Some photos of my trip of last Sunday

1. Passo Pordoi from Val di Fassa


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3. Bilingual sign in Val di Fassa (Italian and Ladin)


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5. intersection Passo Pordoi X Passo Sella


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Old June 28th, 2011, 11:14 PM   #169
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Some panoramic pics (Pics taken here)

1.Road Passo Pordoi (side of Arabba)


2.Passo Pordoi. In the background the Sassolungo


3. Passo Fedaia

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Old June 28th, 2011, 11:47 PM   #170
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Amazing pics. Thanks.
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Old July 1st, 2011, 01:38 AM   #171
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Not exactly Apline, not even European, but let me show you some north Argentina:

Abra del Acay. Nearly 5000m AOD. I felt dizzy and gave in on final 2kms. My mate took the steering wheel and took the car to the destination. I read somewhere that this is the highest pass in the world on which a national road runs.






A pass between Salinas Grandes and Purmamarca (Cuesta de Lipan), 4100m AOD.
East side:


West side:


A pass on the way to Iruya:
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Old July 1st, 2011, 09:50 PM   #172
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Peru has a couple of road passes that are just under or above 5000 meters. Not sure whether they are national routes, but at least they appear to be of better quality than the Argentine tracks.

I drove in a bus that went to 4990 meters in Peru. The drive there was easy to make (at least as a passenger, and with the day starting at 2500 meters). The short stop at the pass itself was a bit of a different story. Just a few steps outside of the bus and you would get short of breath. So walk very slowly with very short paces there ...
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Old July 1st, 2011, 10:04 PM   #173
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Beautiful!
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Old July 3rd, 2011, 01:47 PM   #174
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The scenery in those alpine roads (in Italy?) its great; in some of these roads every summer and especially in cyclism season those roads are full of cyclists, fans etc
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Old January 1st, 2012, 08:41 PM   #175
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Col de l´Iseran / July 2011







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Bonneval sur Arc,manny say the most beautiful Village in the French Alps


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Old January 1st, 2012, 09:11 PM   #176
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Wow, truly amazing.
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Old January 2nd, 2012, 01:29 AM   #177
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from cable car "Sass Pordoi" - February 2011



I was here in summer 1993 and had lunch at Pordoi. I remember it with a lot of people doing tourism. Some of them only by road, other ones for trekking.

I remember there was a cable to arrive up to 2950m more or less, even in summer... but should you hadn't a good mountain equipment, you weren't allowed to avoid accidents there...


If I go to my parents house and take photobooks... (and the scanner) I think I could post some of them
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Old January 3rd, 2012, 12:26 AM   #178
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Old January 3rd, 2012, 06:17 AM   #179
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Gotta love that little flag of Yugoslavia on your jacket.
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Gotta love that little flag of Yugoslavia on your jacket.
When you enter the restaurant at the Gonars Nord rest area on A4 near the junction with A23 on the left there is a sign warning people not to buy stuff from illegal seller. It's written in many languages and next to each language there is the flag. There is also the old Yugoslavian flag with red star.
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