Moosalp (Col de Moos): an epic road in the Alps
Moosalp (also called Col de Moos) is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.048m (6,719ft) above the sea level, located across the western Pennine Alps, in the canton of Valais in Switzerland.
The road to the summit is paved but pretty narrow. It connects Bürchen with Törbel in the canton of Valais. There is a restaurant and a big parking lot at the top. The pass road was completed first in 1978.
There are 2 routes to reach the summit. Starting from Stalden, the ascent is 15.2 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 1.159 meters. The average percentage is 7.6 %. And starting from Visp, the ascent is 18.1 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 1.568 meters. The average percentage is 8.6 %.
Pic: Benjamin Pfammatter