Furgge pass

Furgge Pass, a difficult unpaved road

Furgge Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.451m (8,036ft) above the sea level, located in Breithorn, a mountain in the Pennine Alps, located close to the Matterhorn, in Switzerland. The road to reach the pass is one of the most difficult in the Alps to climb, and most of the road is only gravel. 

To reach the pass there are 2 possible ways. Starting in Grengiols, at an elevation of 995m above the sea level, the path its 12km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 1.571 meters. The average percentage is 10.4 %. And starting from Heiligkreuz, at an elevation of 1.458m, the path is 13km llong. Staying on track here takes oodles of concentration. The surface of the road is gravel and rocks. The road includes some steep sections, up to 17%. It’s an old military road. Near the summit there’s an old chapel. Built atop a gently domed hill, the chapel rises over the mountain huts around it. When the rings were counted in the ridge beam and in the ceiling joists in October 2007, it was established that the chapel was built in 1662.
Pic: https://www.musikdorf.ch/de/blog/the-art-of-casual-hiking-furgge-to-binn-26


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