The bordermarkers of the Pyrenees : all markers
Print this page

Bordermarkers 230-236

previous     next
Notice
The pages of the day-trips  may give additional information on coordinates, localisation, surroundings and access. They also show (additional) maps. Click on the date-links in the right column.

Bm230, cross and stone

Photographed on
20090531
(more pictures on that page)



Bm230

Photographed on
20100507
(more pictures on that page)
Bm231

Photographed on
20090531
(more pictures on that page)



Bm231

Photographed on
20100507
(more pictures on that page)
Bm232

Photographed on
20090531
(more pictures on that page)


Bm233

Photographed on
20090531


Bm234

Photographed on
20090531
(more pictures on that page)


Bm234

Photographed on
20110817
(more pictures on that page)
Bm234bis

Photographed on
20090531
(more pictures on that page)

Bm234

Photographed on
20110817
(more pictures on that page)
Bm235

Searched in vain on
20090601

but found on
20110817
(more pictures on that page)

But there's something strange. Bm235 is ± 150m off the the borderline.
On this IGN-map the real location of bm235 (red arrow).

The borderline  is drawn according to the Procès-Verbal but the "Cr. front"  (bordercross) is at a different spot: ± 150m to the NW
Charles Darrieu sent me a citation of Jean Sermet from his "La frontière des Pyrénées" which confuses me. Sermet seems to state the reverse: the actual cross is on the borderline but wrongly indicated at the map, close to the Zazpigain-summit.
Check the text for yourself.
Bm236, not found at the summit of Pic d'Orhy.

Searched on
20090601 and 20110817





That summit is in fact a more or less horizontal ridge of  approximately 150 meters.

On the ridge there are three summits. This is the northern one with a geodetic pillar. The middle and southern summit are well visible.

Photographed on
20110817
(more pictures on that page)
At the southern summit, there's this metal pole ("piquet").

Photographed on
20110817
(more pictures on that page)

According to my gps, this is the highest summit of the three. That's in accordance with the altitudes on this Sitna-map:


And then this IGN-map showing where bm236 was located in the past, assuming that IGN was right. 

And that location is (as a gps-waypoint) between the middle and southern summit.


Information of Charles & Josette Darrieu: bordercross 235 was in 1974 supposed to be hidden by the multitude of stones/rocks at the ridge. In may 1998 it was unfindable. A small borderstone like the geodetic ones, was suggested as a replacement by Jean Sermet. But apparently not (yet) placed. Or: the present geodetic marker IS that replacement. 
Their source: the proceedings of the "Commission Internationale des Pyrénées – mai 1998".

But not yet all is being said about bm236. I was very surprised by this picture from "The Murgoi-files" of Jesús Murueta Goikoetxea

But it turned out to be a picture from Robert Darrieumerlou's website on this page.

He could't find bm236 either and drew with chalk the cross and number - as is his custom - to show that it must have been somewhere around here.

But Jesús Murueta Goikoetxea shows a very interesting detail on a picture of his own.

We see a rectangular engraving in a rock besides the geodetic pillar. That requires a closer look on a next visit to Pic d'Orhy.

previous     next