Gornergrat is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.934m (9,625ft) above the sea level, located in the canton of Valais, in the southwestern part of Switzerland. It’s one of the highest roads of Europe.
Located at the foot of the Matterhorn, in the Pennine Alps, the road to the summit 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). 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%. It’s one of the highest roads of the country. The mountain panorama and the glorious views are unforgettable. From here you can see the highest peaks of the Alps, all over 4.000 m high.
Pic: William Von Mansory
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