Susten Pass

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Susten Pass
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View of the Bernese side of the pass with the tunnel
Elevation2,260 m (7,415 ft)[1]
Traversed byRoad (2,224 m)
LocationBern/Uri, Switzerland
RangeUrner Alps
Coordinates46°43.8′N 08°26.94′E / 46.7300°N 8.44900°E / 46.7300; 8.44900Coordinates: 46°43.8′N 08°26.94′E / 46.7300°N 8.44900°E / 46.7300; 8.44900
Susten Pass is located in Switzerland
Susten Pass
Susten Pass
Location in Switzerland

Susten Pass (German: Sustenpass) (el. 2260 m.) is a mountain pass in the Swiss Alps. The pass road, built from 1938–1945, connects Innertkirchen in the canton of Bern with Wassen in the canton of Uri. A 300-metre long tunnel crosses the pass at 2,224 metres.

The pass is popular with tourists, especially for the views of the Stein Glacier on the south side.

The length and elevation of west/east climbs are respectively:

  • Wassen (west): 27km (1599m)
  • Innertirchen (east): 17.7km (1308m)

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  1. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic map [1].

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