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The Furka pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.431 m (7,976ft) above the sea level, located in one of the snowiest regions in Switzerland. It’s one of the world's most iconic, exhilarating and exciting drives, through the Swiss Alps. The pass was immortalized by the Aston DB5 / Ford Mustang car chase in James Bond's Goldfinger. It's one of the highest mountain roads of the Alps.

The pass links the Ursern valley in the canton of Uri with the municipality of Goms in the canton of Valais. It’s one of the highest paved roads in the country, and the road over the pass was built in 1867. As you drive along the pass's road, you may see the train that travels the Furka Pass chugging along through the mountainside, creating a picturesque scene for you to hold in your memory. Countless tourists are attracted by the unique mountain panorama, the Rhone Glacier with its ice grotto, the attractive options for hiking, climbing and skiing tours, as well as the reopened steam railway.
The drive is definitely worth it. There are many excellent photo opportunities. The road is very wide and perfectly surfaced. The second part of the climb includes much more straight forward road, but it's also less steep. Don’t forget your camera! The road encompasses miles of stunning views through twisty hair pin corners, high elevations and steep grades. The Furka Pass also takes you within a few hundred meters of the Rhone Glacier, source of the Rhone river. Here you can park up and walk up to and actually inside the glacier itself. Travelers can actually walk through the glacier by booking a tour. Though the tunnel through the glacier is only 100 meters in length, you will want to make sure you dress warmly, because it doesn't take long for your body temperature to reach dangerous levels. Although the glacier has retreated dramatically in recent years, it still really is an incredible site, around 7km in length.  
In 1964, the hairpin bends on the Furka pass earned their place in cinema history thanks to the James Bond film 'Goldfinger' in the scene in which Tilly Masterson attempts to snipe Goldfinger. It was filmed in front of the Rhone Glacier. If you want the full James Bond experience, you can even visit at the iconic petrol station in Andermatt where Bond and Tilly Masterson part ways following her failed attempt to assassinate Goldfinger – it’s now part of the Aurora Hotel. But you’ll probably look anything but Bond-style glamorous when tackling it: steep slopes, hairpin bends, switchbacks and sharp, blind curves make this a white-knuckle ride to all but the most experienced (or crazy) drivers. At least the road’s wide and perfectly surfaced – this is Switzerland, after all.

2018-9-9
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WOW,  beautiful and breathtaking!
2018-9-10
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Highasakite Posted at 2018-9-10 11:23
WOW,  beautiful and breathtaking!

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2018-9-10
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Another excellent production. Loved it
2018-9-24
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4WDaus Posted at 2018-9-24 14:09
Another excellent production. Loved it

Thanks, I just went there again this weekend and I managed to shoot more of the glacier which has been retreating, as well as more of the surroundings.
It also affected local business and Hotels shut down, as the main attraction is just not there anymore, it melted away. The most prominent Hotel shut down in 2012 (But you can find the usual Tripadvisor fake reviews in 2017!).

The wind was crazy strong (You will see it once I post the video), but the Inspire behaved like a champ. I could not believe how stable it was, considering what it was going through. I just got a mere 3 warnings in 6 sets of battery use and 2 SSDs. I think it's the safety kit which is making everything more stable overall, even if we did not create for that specific reason. the only constant warning was the motors being always at MAX, in order to fight the wind.

The place is absolutely gorgeous, even without the glacier. Swiss people keep their land in really good condition.

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Elektrica Atellani Posted at 2018-9-24 14:34
Thanks, I just went there again this weekend and I managed to shoot more of the glacier which has been retreating, as well as more of the surroundings.
It also affected local business and Hotels shut down, as the main attraction is just not there anymore, it melted away. The most prominent Hotel shut down in 2012 (But you can find the usual Tripadvisor fake reviews in 2017!).

Must be good knowing the quality of your production is not affected so much by wind. I was flying a cave (above it) on the Nullarbor Plains Area in 30-40kph winds, it affects the Mavic Pro sadly. Look forward as usual to seeing more of you photography.

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4WDaus Posted at 2018-9-24 14:44
Must be good knowing the quality of your production is not affected so much by wind. I was flying a cave (above it) on the Nullarbor Plains Area in 30-40kph winds, it affects the Mavic Pro sadly. Look forward as usual to seeing more of you photography.

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(Very) Windy version shot this past weekend.You can tell it is not perfect, but I also did not try to stabilize it in post too much.



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Elektrica Atellani Posted at 2018-9-25 08:19
(Very) Windy version shot this past weekend.You can tell it is not perfect, but I also did not try to stabilize it in post too much.

https://youtu.be/9PW05pPL80w

Exquisite. It appears you cope with the strong wind extremely well.  
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Beautiful Job as always!!

Thank you for sharing your video with us

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4WDaus Posted at 2018-9-25 15:11
Exquisite. It appears you cope with the strong wind extremely well.

Great machine!
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RichJ53 Posted at 2018-9-25 15:19
Beautiful Job as always!!

Thank you for sharing your video with us

Thank you Rich!
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Absolutely stunning!
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Stunning work
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A CW Posted at 2018-9-26 08:11
Absolutely stunning!

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Thank you Woe
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You're welcome
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Beautiful footage. Well done.
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You're welcome
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Mullheliflier Posted at 2018-10-1 12:39
Beautiful footage. Well done.

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Most beautiful!
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Thank you Montfrooij
2018-10-8
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some more footage of the Furka Pass:
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Nicely done - thanks for sharing.
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You're welcome
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Beautiful also!
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Not sure if you've seen this yet but your video gave us an idea for a collection of famous movie scene shooting locations.  Of course your video got one of the top billings:

AirVuz Collection Drone Videos of Movie Locations
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msisrael Posted at 2018-10-11 14:11
Not sure if you've seen this yet but your video gave us an idea for a collection of famous movie scene shooting locations.  Of course your video got one of the top billings:

AirVuz Collection Drone Videos of Movie Locations

Cool, glad to have inspire you!
You might want to add some more from this list:https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBI4gRjPKfnN9WSSfGaOT1cErHMNRAj4p

- There's plenty of Sardinia (007 The Spy Who Loved Me)
Costa Smeralda / Cala di Volpe Hotel / Underwater Lotus

- Cortina (007 For your Eyes Only)
Olympic Ski Jump scene and Cortina d'Ampezzo

- More Furka Pass (007 Goldfinger)
Car chase / Sniper

- Val Verzasca in Switzerland / The Dam (007 Goldeneye)
Intro Scene / Bungee

I miss the old Bonds! Cheesy, but great locations and lots of fun.


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Nicely done - thanks for sharing.
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Exceptional work - the image quality is just amazing!
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Cool, thanks for sharing!
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