Fort du Gondran

A military unpaved road to Fort du Gondran

Ouvrage du Gondarn is a fort located in the Hautes-Alpes department in southeastern France, at an elevation of 2.347m (7,700ft) above the sea level.

This fort was part of the Maginot Line's Alpine extension, the Alpine Line. It consists of one entry block, one infantry block and one observation block. Gondran was commenced in June 1933. The road to the fort is unpaved. It’s usually impassable in winters.

There are 2 routes to reach the fort. Starting from Monginevro, the ascent is 6.7 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 519 meters. The average percentage is 7.7 %. And starting from Briançon, the ascent is 16.2 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 1.137 meters. The average percentage is 7 %.
Pic: Tierney White

 

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