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Mont Vélan 3'727 m
Great St. Bernhard Pass

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The Mont Vélan is a mountain in the Pennine Alps, located on the border between Switzerland and Italy.

At 3'727 metres Mont Vélan is the highest summit lying between the Great St. Bernard Pass and Grand Combin. Two large glaciers cover its northern flanks: Glacier de Tseudet (west) and Glacier de Valsoray (east).

First ascent: 31.08.1779 by Laurent Joseph Murith (priest of the Great St Bernard Hospice).

The Great St. Bernard Pass (el. 2'469 m.) is the third highest road pass in Switzerland. It connects Martigny in the Canton of Valais in Switzerland with the Aosta Valley in Italy. The pass is located in Switzerland close to the Italian border.

The Great St. Bernard pass is not to be confused with the San Barnardino Pass (Grison Alps) and the Little St. Bernhard Pass
(connecting France and Italy in the south of Mont Blanc).

 

Monaco 1984, Saint Bernard of Menthon.
The hospice on the Great St. Bernhard Pass was founded in 1049 by Saint Bernard of Menthon. Later the hospice became famous for the St. Bernard dogs used for rescue operations.

 

mountainstamp.com Switerland 1989 Mont Velan stamp Great St Bernard Pass

Switzerland 1989
The Mont Vélan, the Hospice of the Great St. Bernard pass and the statue of Bernard of Menthon.

The Great St. Bernard Pass (el. 2'469 m.) is the third highest road pass in Switzerland. It connects Martigny in the Canton of Valais in Switzerland with the Aosta Valley in Italy. The pass is located in Switzerland close to the Italian border. The hospice was founded in 1049 by Saint Bernard of Menthon. Later the hospice became famous for the St. Bernard dogs used for rescue operations.

The Great St. Bernard pass is not to be confused with the San Barnardino Pass (Grison Alps) and the Little St. Bernhard Pass
(connecting France and Italy in the south of Mont Blanc).

 

mountainstamp.com 1964 Great St Bernard Mountain Pass stamp tunnel

Switzerland 1964, the opening of the Great St Bernard Tunnel.
On 9.3.1964 the Great St Bernard Tunnel has been opened and is connecting Martigny (Switzerland) with the Aosta Valley (Italy).

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