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A walk up La Dôle

May 2006

A few more photos of La Dôle, with its Cointrin aeroport radar facilities on top, for those who just can't get enough of them.

Dr Pirri trudging along in the forest from Couvaloup-de-Crans, 21 May 2006, anxious to go up La Dôle

We're marching up to La Dôle from the wrong direction, that is, from the west, out of the limestone forest of Les Léseneys

Radar looms. From the southwest

Dr Pirri awaiting the Rapture

The airport radar installations at the summit (1677m)

The view eastward to the far end of Lake Geneva (Lac Léman), with the city of Lausanne on the left

The Dôle sub-peak of La Barillette, with its telecommunications tower, and the city of Lausanne beyond

The Lake of Geneva, with the Savoie Alps on the horizon and the little lake of Divonne, France, just below.

The Chalet de la Dôle (1439m), 230 vertical meters below us to the east

The summit facilities and pylon. None of the summit facilities are open to the public -- it's all airport technical stuff. It was staffed throughout the winter until a few years ago, but now it's totally robotified, at least in the winter season.

The majestic city of Nyon on this side of the lake, and the medieval town of Yvoire in France on the far side

Summit stuff in May 2006. The shed on the left is the top station of a supply cable transport.

The Pointe de Poêle Chaud (1628m) just next door

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

La Dôle in pix
Basic La Dôle
La Dôle at all seasons
La Dôle with cute chamois
La Dôle from nearby Poêle Chaude
Jura Farms: La Chalet de la Dôle

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La Dôle (1677 meters) and its fancy radar stuff, looking past Poêle Chaud from the Fin Château, February 2000

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