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Winter 2001-2002

The winter spent mostly looking for big holes

Pointe de Poêle Chaud

A hike up the hill in crappy weather, 2 March 2002

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To set the scene: La Dôle, from the "weather station" on the Pointe de Poęle Chaud (1626 meters altitude), February 2000. [I learnt later, thanks to P. Misteli, that this is actually the amateur radio French-Swiss relay station La Glutte]

The narrator prepares to head on up there on 2 March 2002, but only if he can talk some other bewildered soul into coming along and keeping up a steady distracting stream of humorous chatter.

Well, who better when you need a steady distracting stream of humorous chatter than Professor Pirri?

Setting off into the foggy forest en route to the Poêle Chaud, hopefully, later in the day.

"Which way, did you say?"
"Yes, it's UP!"
"Okay. Have you got the lunch?"
"I thought YOU had the lunch."

Now that we're here at the bottom and preparing to start straight up for the Pointe de Poêle Chaud, Prof. Pirri feigns hunger pains.

A beautiful albeit inclement route along the summit ridgeline to Poêle Chaud.

A fine tree growing out of a large rock, about 100 meters down from the top of the Pointe de Poêle Chaud.

Hello, Mom! Here we are, at the amateur radio relay station at the Pointe de Poêle Chaud, ready for a belated but well-earned LUNCH. 2 March 2002

Prof Pirri peeking round from the other side of the radio station, 2 March 2002.

Lunchtime on the Pointe de Poêle Chaud

"I'm sorry, there were two portions of lunch, but I'm afraid I've had to eat them both."

Dr Pirri leading off the ridge between Pointe de Poêle Chaud and Pointe de Fin de Château down into the forest towards Givrine, early March 2002.

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