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Pointe de Pole Chaud

Following an introductory look at the Pointe de Pole Chaud (1626m) and another in awkward weather, we now turn to some retrospective views of the cute little peak on a sunny day in November 1999.

You may not find this terribly rewarding unless you're included here, so this is a good time for casual and random browsers to turn back before they get too caught up in the sweep and majesty of the proceedings and can't let go.

On a sunny late afternoon in November 1999, Prof J. J. Pirri charges recklessly up the Pointe de Poêle Chaud from the direction of Pointe de Fin Château to the north.

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Dr Pirri's hiking companion urges moderation and at least some care . . .

. . . in vain, as Prof Pirri scurries upward in a headlong rush for the summit, which . . .

ends badly and takes a while to get sorted out again.

Had the hiking companion been a little more alert and got the camera out a few seconds earlier, viewers could have enjoyed several shots of Dr Pirri still much funnier than these.

Time now, chastened, to resume our upward journey.

Prof Pirri trudges much more circumspectly up into the late afternoon sun over the last part of Pointe de Poële Chaud, November 1999 . . .

. . . and, once there, alongside the radio station at the summit, gazes across at La Dôle.

Prof. Pirri leaves Pointe de Poêle Chaud, vowing to come back again soon.

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


Along the ridgeline looking southwest towards Pointe de Poêle Chaud, February 2000.

Pointe de Poêle Chaud

A walk up in the fog (6 October 2013)

Pointe de Poêle Chaud in bright sun (11 March 2007)

Pointe de Poêle Chaud in roiling clouds (2 April 2006)

Basic Poêle Chaud (2000)

Pointe de Poêle Chaud (November 1999)

Poêle Chaud in icky weather (March 2002)

Seasonal dashes up (2003, 2004, and 2005)

Nearby La Dôle

Weather station at the top, 2005
[I learnt later, thanks to P. Misteli, that this is actually the amateur radio French-Swiss relay station La Glutte]

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