The Col du Sanetsch is a high mountain pass (2253 m asl) in SW Switzerland that connects Sion to Gsteig (see zoom-able map below).
The virtual field trip starts at ~1630 m asl on the slopes north of Sion, and then follows the road up and over the pass (col) until it reaches the cable car station. There is plenty to see, including some classic alpine landforms and landscapes. Those more interested in the impact of humans in the landscape are also well catered for, with alpine settlements and tourism.
The imagery was acquired in June 2019. The original intention was to visit the Tsanfleuron Glacier (following a request from a VR Glaciers website user), but there was too much snow and so this had to be abandoned.
You can download location data for each of the stops (for viewing in Google Earth, ArcGIS, QGIS etc), although location information is also provided within the virtual field trip itself. However, it is recommended that you take a little time to appreciate the excellent swisstopo maps of the area (see link below)!
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This website allows you to explore glaciers and glaciated landscapes using virtual field trips. High quality, 360 degree interactive panoramas (panospheres) allow you to look all around and zoom in on features of interest – a bit like Google Streetview ©.