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de Poêle Chaud
Following an introductory look at the Pointe de Poêle
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.
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.
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.
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
now, chastened, to resume our upward journey.
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
Pirri leaves Pointe de Poêle Chaud, vowing to come back again soon.
from SwitzerlandMobility (http://map.schweizmobil.ch/?lang=en)
the ridgeline looking southwest towards Pointe de Poêle Chaud, February
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]
and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, .
All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 22 August 2002, revised 12 May