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Furkapass with view to Grimselroute. Switzerland, Holidays September 07;
Oberalp Pass (Romansh: Alpsu or Cuolm d'Ursera, German: Oberalppass) (el. 2044 m.) is a high mountain pass in the Swiss Alps connecting the cantons of Graubünden and Uri between Disentis and Andermatt at.
The Rhine springs from a source nearby (Tomasee).
Oberalpsee is located 20 m below, in direction of Andermatt.
Furka Pass (el. 2431 m.) is a high mountain pass in the Swiss Alps connecting Gletsch, Valais with Realp, Uri.
The Furka-Oberalp-Bahn line through the Furka Tunnel bypasses the pass. The base tunnel opened in 1982 and replaced a tunnel at 2100 m.
Grimsel Pass (German: Grimselpass) (el. 2165 m.) is a Swiss high mountain pass between the valley of the Rhone River in the canton of Valais and the Haslital (upper valley of the Aar river) in the canton of Bern.
It is located near the source of the Rhone at the Rhone Glacier. Also in the area is the Grimsel Test Site.
Susten Pass (German: Sustenpass) (el. 2224 m.) is a mountain pass in the Swiss Alps. The pass road, built from 1938-1945, connects Innertkirchen in the canton of Bern with Wassen in the canton of Uri.
Klausen Pass (German: Klausenpass) (el. 1948 m.) is a high mountain pass in the Swiss Alps connecting the cantons of Uri and Glarus. The pass road from Altdorf leads through the Schächen Valley, the pass and Urnerboden to Linthal in Glarus.
According to legend, the border between Glarus and Uri was determined in the year 1315, following prolonged disputes. The two cantons agreed that at first cockcrow, two runners would start from Altdorf and Linthal, respectively, and the border would be where they met. The people of Glarus decided to feed their cock well, so that it might be sympathetic to their cause, while the people of Uri gave theirs nothing to eat at all. The result was that the Glarus cock overslept, while the Uri one, driven by hunger, crowed exceptionally early, and the runner of Uri crossed the entire Urnerboden before the Glarus runner even set out. On the pleading of the Glarus runner, the man of Uri agreed to let him carry him back uphill as far as he could, and the present border between Uri and Glarus is where the Glarus runner fell dead.
As well as being a popular route for cyclists and motorcyclists, the Klausenpass also forms part of the Alpine Pass Route, a long-distance hiking trail across Switzerland.
In 2008 the pass was included on the parcours for the "Tour de Suisse" as a 25km time trial on the western side from the town of Altdorf. It was the penultimate stage and was was won by Czech rider Roman Kreuziger for team Liquigas in a time of 1 hour and 22 seconds. His winning of this critical stage handed him the yellow leaders jersey which he held onto following the last stage from Altdorf to Bern the following day, resulting in overall victory. Wikipedia
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