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Pointe de Pole Chaud

One of the Jura's answers to the Alps


Having already celebrated beautiful Mont Tendre and La Dle, two of the really nice peaks in the southwestern Jura mountains near Geneva, we turn now to the Pointe de Pole Chaud.

("Pole Chaud" means 'hot frying pan'; the farm by that name is at the foot of the back side of the mountain. Who can guess what well-disguised logic lurks beneath that name.)

The weather station* on the Pointe de Poêle Chaud (1626m), with La Dôle behind, 2 April 2006

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

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Looking southwestwards up towards the Pointe de Pole Chaud, from the Pointe de Fin Chteau (1556 meters), overlooking the village of St. Cergue, 26 February 2000.

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La Dle and its fancy radar stuff, looking past Pole Chaud from the Fin Chteau.

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La Dle, from the radio relay station on the Pointe de Pole Chaud (1626 meters altitude), February 2000.

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The weather station. [Read "amateur radio French-Swiss relay station La Glutte]".

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The photographer, with the camera turned the wrong way round, February 2000.

Pointe de Fin Château at the northeast end of the row, April 2006.

Marlowe Peck descending from Pointe de Poêle Chaud towards La Barillette, September 2001.

Alison Peck just north of Pointe de Poêle Chaud, October 2001.

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

The Pointe de Poêle Chaud in the center, seen from the north, La Dôle on the right, 30 December 2003.

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


Feedback and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, . All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 24 February 2001, revised 10 October 2008, 26 November 2013.


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