Col de la Montée du Fond

Col de la Montée du Fond, a brutally tough road in France

Col de la Montée du Fond is a high mountain pass at 3.007m (9,865ft) above the sea level, located in the Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France. It's one of the highest roads of Europe.

The road to the pass is one of the highest mountain passes drivable in Europe. The road is open only in summers. It’s brutally tough with roughly sections, on very rocky, slippery path / ski piste at occasionally impossible steepness. The road follows the unpaved ski-lift service roads, approaching the top of the cable car station at 3.003 metres above the sea level. With such a high summit altitude the road can be closed anytime due to snowfalls. Only 4x4. Impassable in winters. The track to the summit includes several narrow and steep sections (up to 25%). The climb is simply terrible, with a notorius lack of oxygen that tests the organisms and a high degree of steepness. Most people feel altitude sickness at around 2,500-2,800 meters. It's one of the highest roads of the country.
Road suggested by: Pim van Dongen
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