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Col des Becs de Bosson

Col des Becs de Bosson is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.882m (9,455ft) above the sea level, located in the Swiss canton of Valais. It’sone of the highest mountain roads of Europe.

The road to the summit, located in the Pennine Alps, is rocky and gravel. It’s a chairlift access trail. The slope is very steep, consists of loose stones and becomes even steeper and rocky in the upper part. This trail can be done only a very narrow time-frame in the summer (end of August). It’s one of the highest mountain roads of the country.The wind is usually quite strong at mountain areas. High winds blow here all year long. Even in summer you can confront with snowy days. Temperatures here in the winter are brutally cold. The road to the summit is a ski-station service road pretty steep, with some sections up to 30%. The summit offers magnificent panoramic views (from Mont Blanc, over the summits lining the Val d’Hérens valley, to the 4000 m peaks of the Val d’Anniviers).
Pic: Maxime Magné

 

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