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Travelling from Chamonix to Zermatt the road crosses from France into Switzerland and climbs to here at the Col de la Forclaz (1,527m) before dropping back down over 1,000m of steep switchbacks to Martigny on the floor of the Rhône valley.
Col de la Forclaz, Switzerland.

Travelling from Chamonix to Zermatt the road crosses from France into Switzerland and climbs to here at the Col de la Forclaz (1,527m) before dropping back down over 1,000m of steep switchbacks to Martigny on the floor of the Rhône valley.

Col de la Forclaz, Switzerland.

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I was playing Gran Turismo and got to the Matterhorn Gornergrat track and thought “hang on a minute…”. I knew we’d been to Gornergrat but I was still surprised to see this!

This is Lindsay hiking down towards Riffelberg station (while 5 and a half months pregnant!) and a photo from my replay last night in GT6!

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Lindsay peeking out the car at the top of the Furkapass, 2,436m (7,992ft).
Furkapass, Switzerland.

Lindsay peeking out the car at the top of the Furkapass, 2,436m (7,992ft).

Furkapass, Switzerland.

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The cable car to Aiguille du Midi from Chamonix. One car runs from Chamonix to the station at Plan de l’Aiguille at 2,317m then this car runs to the top station at 3,777m. An elevator climbs from there to the summit at 3,842m.
Chamonix, France.

The cable car to Aiguille du Midi from Chamonix. One car runs from Chamonix to the station at Plan de l’Aiguille at 2,317m then this car runs to the top station at 3,777m. An elevator climbs from there to the summit at 3,842m.

Chamonix, France.

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Hairpin on the Grimselpass, 2,165m.
Grimselpass, Switzerland.

Hairpin on the Grimselpass, 2,165m.

Grimselpass, Switzerland.

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A quick break with Mont Blanc looming in the background.

Les Chosalets, France.

A quick break with Mont Blanc looming in the background.

Les Chosalets, France.

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It’s me, with the Matterhorn generating clouds as always!

Zermatt, Switzerland.

It’s me, with the Matterhorn generating clouds as always!

Zermatt, Switzerland.

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Alpine room service, The Alpaga Hotel.
Megève, France.

Alpine room service, The Alpaga Hotel.

Megève, France.

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Looking down the valley from a hairpin on the Furka Pass. In the distance, the Grimsel Pass climbs to the right.
Furka Pass, Switzerland.

Looking down the valley from a hairpin on the Furka Pass. In the distance, the Grimsel Pass climbs to the right.

Furka Pass, Switzerland.

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The road zig-zags it’s way up to the Furkapass at 2,436m (7,992ft), as seen from the road climbing to Grimselpass.
Grimselpass, Switzerland.

The road zig-zags it’s way up to the Furkapass at 2,436m (7,992ft), as seen from the road climbing to Grimselpass.

Grimselpass, Switzerland.