The Road to the Galibier

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© Sebastien Beun
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The Col du Galibier is one of the most famous cols of the French Alps, mostly thanks to the Tour de France that already passed there 59 times. It is located at 2,642 meters between the departments of Savoy and Southern High-Alps.

The road was built between 1880 and 1891. It is only open during the summer. Indeed, during the cold season, it is invariably covered with tons of snow and ice, making it just impossible to follow.

This shot was taken on April 12th, 2013, one of the first days of the spring there in the Alps. The snow was quickly melting and I could hear the sound of many avalanches in the distance.

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  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (20 May 2013):

    Takes my breath away!

  • Kelly Nichols

    Kelly Nichols   gave props (22 May 2013):

    Wow....great shot and love your narrative. It awakens all the senses.

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