from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • An Alpine pass, 2,165 m (7,103 ft) high, of southern Switzerland between the Rhone and Aare river valleys.


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  • The Grimsel Pass is the valley of the Aar; it is also the eastern flank of that great _massif, _ or bulk and mass of mountains called the

    The Path to Rome Hilaire Belloc 1911

  • The top of the Grimsel Pass, which is a little over 7,000 feet above sea-level, is the most desolate and bare of all such mountain passes.

    More Science From an Easy Chair 1888

  • I had brandy there, and on going out I found that it stood at the foot of a sharp ridge which was the true Grimsel Pass, the neck which joins the

    The Path to Rome Hilaire Belloc 1911

  • The glacier-crowned ridge of the Bernese Alps is crossed by no wagon road between the Grimsel Pass and the upper Rhone highway around their western end, a distance of 100 kilometers (62 miles).

    Influences of Geographic Environment On the Basis of Ratzel's System of Anthropo-Geography Ellen Churchill Semple 1897

  • In those days, and for many years later, there was only a mule-path over the adjacent Grimsel Pass, but now there is

    More Science From an Easy Chair 1888


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