The Climb to Bernina Pass in Morning Fog
While the famous sunny and clear "Champagne Climate" of the Upper Engadin region of Canton Graubünden was on full display in Pontresina as the Rhaetian Railway's Bernina Express departed, low-lying clouds were still shrouding the landscape as the train ascended the steep Bernina Line toward Ospizio Bernina, at the Bernina Pass.
This narrow-gauge line of the Rhätische Bahn connects the Upper Engadin region of Switzerland,
through the rugged alps of the Bernina Range, to Tirano, Italy, on the border with Switzerland.
Through the courtesy of the RhB, this view, along Lago Bianco, was captured
from the control cab of the popular Bernina Express during the climb.
As with the other routes of the RhB, the line is single tracked with passing sidings where, with
typical Swiss precision, trains going in opposite directions can meet and pass with minimal delays.
The photo was taken on an autumn day in 2010 and makes its first appearance today.
©2020 Steve Ember
Thomas Reitzel 05/11/2020 17:26Lago Bianco in morning mist, but soon the sun will have sucked it away!
As you are crossing the crossing here - ;-) - you are exactly crossing a continental divide.
While the waters of Lago Bianco go down southwards to the Adria/Mediteranian, the waters of the little Lej Nair(not to be seen at your right) go down to the Engadin, into the Inn - Danube and into the Black Sea.
A wonderful romantic view, you were lucky enough to meet a driver who allowed you to take this picture(and many others, I suppose!)
Stay healthy to return here some fine day!