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Switzerland. Canton Valais. Asphalt road to the Grimsel Pass. Road sign. Black exclamation mark in a red triangle. Pedestrian sign. The Grimsel Pass (German: Grimselpass; French: Col du Grimsel; Italian: Passo del Grimsel) is a mountain pass in Switzerland, crossing the Bernese Alps at an elevation of 2,164 metres. A paved road follows the pass, running 38 kilometres  from Gletsch to Meiringen. The road is normally closed between October and May, due to the high snowfall on the pass. As it is the only direct road pass between the cantons of Bern and Valais across the Bernese Alps, attempts are made to keep the road open as long as possible with snow ploughs. 24.09.2020 © 2020 Didier Ruef