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La Dôle

in all seasons

A few more photos of La Dôle, with its Cointrin aeroport radar facilities on top, for those who just can't get enough of them.

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La Dôle (1677 meters) and its fancy radar stuff, looking past Poęle Chaud from the Fin Château, February 2000. That was page 1.

Here are some of the summit Cointrin (Geneva) aeroport installations, 9 November 2003. The little thing on the left is the top station of a lift that hauls supplies and what not up from a base station near the Châlet de la Dôle at the foot of the mountain.

Andrea Dante Guillaume approaching the summit stuff, November 2003.

Dante (André), left, and Lisa, right, pose with the narrator (nice orange headband).

24 April 2004, with chamois

Dr Pirri marching up to La Dôle from the wrong direction, that is, from the west, out of the limestone forest of Les Léseneys, 21 May 2006

Radar looms. From the southwest, May 2006

Dr Pirri awaiting the Rapture

The airport radar installations at the summit, 1677m, 21 May 2006

The view eastward to the far end of Lake Geneva (Lac Léman), with the city of Lausanne on the left

The Dôle sub-peak of La Barillette, with its telecommunications tower, and the city of Lausanne beyond

The Lake of Geneva, with the Savoie Alps on the horizon and the little lake of Divonne, France, just below.

The Chalet de la Dôle (1439m), 230 vertical meters below us to the east

The summit facilities and pylon. None of the summit facilities are open to the public -- it's all airport technical stuff. It was staffed throughout the winter until a few years ago, but now it's totally robotified, at least in the winter season.

The majestic city of Nyon on this side of the lake, and the medieval town of Yvoire in France on the far side

Summit stuff in May 2006. The shed on the left is the top station of a supply cable transport.

The Pointe de Poêle Chaud (1628m) just next door

from SwitzerlandMobility (http://map.schweizmobil.ch/?lang=en)

La Dôle in pix
Basic La Dôle
La Dôle at all seasons
La Dôle with cute chamois
La Dôle from nearby Poêle Chaude
Jura Farms: La Chalet de la Dôle

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