Wednesday, March 24, 2004

Bernese Alps

Also called �Bernese Oberland, �German �Berner Alpen, or Berner Oberland, �French �Alpes Bernoises, � segment of the Central Alps lying north of the Upper Rh�ne River and south of the Brienzer and Thunersee (lakes) in Bern and Valais cantons of southwestern Switzerland. The mountains extend east-northeastward from the bend of the Rh�ne near Martigny-Ville to Grimsel Pass and Haslital (valley of the upper Aare River). Many peaks rise to more than 12,000 ft (3,660 m); Finsteraarhorn

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