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Mont Tendre

The Jura's answer to the Alps

Mont Tendre, one of only a few mountains in the southwestern Jura that sticks up above treeline, is, in its own way, special.

Here is a bunch of photos taken from time to time in the winter 2001-2002.

Mont Tendre trailhead, depending upon how far one can get one's car up the Route des Montagnes on the ice.

Mont Tendre in bleak and windblown mode, January 2002.

30 March 2002: Mr J. J. Pirri, of J. J. Pirri fame, inspects some of the more interesting features of Mont Tendre on a grey late afternoon.

The narrator, on 30 March 2002, inspects army droppings along the front of Mont Tendre. Neatly gathered into little piles of shrapnel by the young soldiers before they went on home to German Switzerland.

Lunch in the gulleys.

Dr Pirri has never refused a meal.

And here is a grab-bag of other stuff.

A Mont-Tendre tree in winter, 2000.

Alison and Marlowe Peck hanging onto the summit pylon on a windy, rainy day in June 2000.

Icy fenceposts in spring 2000.

Prof. Pirri emulating a tree, spring 2002.

More photos of Mont Tendre
First snowy hike of 2013/2014 (3 November)
Through fog and snow to Mont Tendre, June 2013
Sun and fun on Mont Tendre on skis, March 2005
More photos of Mont Tendre in the winter of 2003-2004
More photos of Mont Tendre, 2001-2002
Snowshoeing on Mont Tendre, January 2000
Introductory photos of Mont Tendre in 1997
Some summer photos of Mont Tendre for a change, July 2002
Trees of Mont Tendre

Feedback and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, . All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 10 August 2002, revised 28 June 2012.

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