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Four passes between Switzerland and Italy

Overlooking Grand Combin and Mt. Vélan on one and the Mt. Blanc on the other side.

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Four passes between Switzerland and Italy
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Wandering through the four passes between Switzerland and Italy – Pas de Chevaux (2716 m asl) – Col de Chevaux (Col du Bastillon, 2754 m asl) – Fenêtre de Ferret (2698 m asl) – Col du Grand-Saint-Bernard (2473 m asl) ), with views of Grand Combin and Mt. Vélan on one side and the Mt. Blancu (Mt. Blanc – Grandes Jorasses – Aiquille de Triolet – Mt. Dolent) on the other side. Starting and finishing point – Hospice St. Bernard.

Col du Grand-Saint-Bernard

We arrive at the Great St. Bernard Pass (2473 m above sea level) – the starting point of the trek

Col du Grand-Saint-Bernard
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Col du Grand-Saint-Bernard

We park at the hospice and set off along the road from Lago del Gran San Bernardo in the direction of Switzerland, about 200 meters slightly down. The lake overlooks the Mont Fourchon massif (2902 m above sea level) and the Pain de Sucre canine (2900 m above sea level).

Col du Grand-Saint-Bernard
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Col du Grand-Saint-Bernard - Pas de Chevaux

We ascend along a marked path through rocky terrain to the Pas des Chevaux to a height of 2716 m above sea level. The Grand Combin massif (4,314 m above sea level) rises in the distance.

Col du Grand-Saint-Bernard - Pas de Chevaux
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Pas de Chevaux (2716 m asl)

Photo-pause in the pass.

Pas de Chevaux (2716 m asl)
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Pas de Chevaux - Col de Chevaux (Col du Bastillon)

We continue through the Combe de Drône and climb to the Col de Chevaux pass (2,754 m above sea level) / former Col du Bastillon /.

Pas de Chevaux - Col de Chevaux (Col du Bastillon)
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Col de Chevaux (Col du Bastillon, 2754 m as)

View of Grand Combin (4314 m above sea level) and Mont Vélan (3727 m above sea level).

Col de Chevaux (Col du Bastillon, 2754 m as)
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Col de Chevaux (Col du Bastillon, 2754 m as)

View on the other side, side view of the pointed Grandes Jorasses massif (4208 m above sea level) and the Mont Blanc massif in the background (4810 m above sea level).

Col de Chevaux (Col du Bastillon, 2754 m as)
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Lake Fenêtre (2495 m asl)

From the pass we descend over an exposed rock bench to the lakes Lacs de Fenêtre (2495 m above sea level).

Lake Fenêtre (2495 m asl)
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Lake Fenêtre (2495 m asl)

We have a snack by the lakes.

Lake Fenêtre (2495 m asl)
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Lake Fenêtre (2495 m asl)

Views from the upper lake.

Lake Fenêtre (2495 m asl)
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Lacs de Fenêtre - Fenêtre de Ferret (2698 m asl)

From the lakes we ascend to another pass, the Fenêtre de Ferret (2698 m above sea level).

Lacs de Fenêtre - Fenêtre de Ferret (2698 m asl)
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Ferret window (2698 m asl)

We reach the border pass of the Fenêtre de Ferret (2698 m above sea level) and continue to the Italian side.

Ferret window (2698 m asl)
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Ferret window (2698 m asl) - Col du Grand-Saint-Bernard

We descend along the Italian side just to the asphalt road.

Ferret window (2698 m asl) - Col du Grand-Saint-Bernard
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Ferret window (2698 m asl) - Col du Grand-Saint-Bernard

We continue to the Great St. Bernard Pass.

Ferret window (2698 m asl) - Col du Grand-Saint-Bernard
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Col du Grand-Saint-Bernard 2473 m asl

We return to the Great St. Bernard Pass from the Italian side.

Col du Grand-Saint-Bernard 2473 m asl
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Col du Grand-Saint-Bernard 2473 m asl

Great St. Bernard Pass – lake and hospice.

Col du Grand-Saint-Bernard 2473 m asl
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Col du Grand-Saint-Bernard 2473 m asl

Great St. Bernard Pass – Italian-Swiss border.

Col du Grand-Saint-Bernard 2473 m asl
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