Photographer's Note

It can depend on the year when the roads over the high Alpine passes are opened. Some years, we have to wait until June as there is a lot of snow on the mountans. In 2004, I was fortunate enough to have holiday on the day that they opened the 2,646 metre Col du Galibier. I had already tried to climb to this place four days earlier, but they had not finished clearing the snow to the mountain pass.

The photo was taken at 2,500 metres, and 250 metres before the tunnel that passes under the Col. I would be another few weeks before they opened the Col.

There was also a snowboard and ski festival taking place around the mountain pass. A little further down the road, skiers and snowboarders were jumping across the road.

The cyclist is me, and although there were huge banks of snow, it was cold on the descent but not too cold.

kLe, alvaraalto, modzi oznaczył to zdjęcie jeko użyteczne

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