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Cime de la Bonette
The highest road in Europe, over the Col de la Bonette, two hours north of Nice, makes a loop around the Cime de la Bonette, where it reaches its greatest height (2802 m/9309 ft.). From here the peak (2860 m/9502 ft.) can in normal conditions be climbed in 20 minutes, but with slippery melting new snow, as here in late September, it took a bit longer.

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Dow Williamsgot to like...

Dow Williams

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that approach!
Posted May 12, 2007 12:33 pm

Ejnar FjerdingstadRe: got to like...

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

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Yes, it is not much of a climb, but the view is quite impressive on a clear day.
Posted May 12, 2007 4:38 pm

omI did it - the summit-

om

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With the road bike, coming from Barcelonette...
Posted Dec 7, 2007 5:51 am

Ejnar FjerdingstadRe: I did it

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

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Great, you must be in good shape! I hope the weather was clear! I can imagine what it must be like to coast all the way down to St-Etienne! (If you crossed the col.)
Posted Dec 7, 2007 6:02 am

omRe: I did it

om

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Unfortunately not, i just remember that the wheather was windy and i got some cold fog to descent back to Ubaye valley.
Posted Dec 7, 2007 6:13 am

lcarreauEjnar...

lcarreau

Voted 10/10

Back in my seafaring days, our ship
visited Nice in 1978. Nice was really
nice, and I didn't realize at the time
that it was so close to the French Alps.
Now, I have been transformed into a
land lubber. Great photo, Ejnar!!!
Posted May 4, 2008 12:20 am

Ejnar FjerdingstadRe: Ejnar...

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

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Icarreau,
Thanks for the comment! Many people get quite surprised when they hear how close to Nice the highest road in the Alps is. Not without reason are they called the Alpes Maritîmes!
Posted May 4, 2008 4:50 pm

lcarreauRe: Ejnar...

lcarreau

Voted 10/10

Thank you! I always wondered where that
name originated from. I need to start
studying my geography a little bit closer!
- Larry of AZ
Posted May 4, 2008 6:05 pm

EricChuImpressive!

EricChu

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Great photo Ejnar!
Posted Dec 10, 2009 3:29 pm

Ejnar FjerdingstadRe: Impressive!

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

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Thank you. Yes, it looks nice in the fall snow.
Posted Dec 10, 2009 5:17 pm

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Ejnar FjerdingstadSubmitted by Ejnar Fjerdingstad
on May 12, 2007 12:10 pm

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Lat/Lon: 44.32680°N / 6.80706°E
Object Title: Cime de la Bonette