The bordermarkers of the Pyrenees : to-do list
visited every bm at least twice
- climb from bm001 straight to bm002 (check situation after the fires of february 2021)
- checking bm076 (missing in july 2021): is it back, perhaps tumbled downhill?
- check if bm044L (relocated by me in 2020) is still there (and the unnumbered third plate)
- check if the shortcut along bm062 is still possible and 'legal' (see 21-7-2017)
- redo bm085-130
- redo bm131-143
- redo bm144-154
bm174-195 (incl. check of the main route between 178 en 184)
- revisiting bm196 (excavated by Jan-Willem Doomen and me on 31-5-2013)
- new search for the missing 'bornes de paçage' between bm333 and bm358
- checking a direct route from bm358 to 359 (see this page)
- a new search for markers A to D from the 'terrain indivis' S of the bm408-409-borderline
- a survey of the hydrography around Cabane de Héréchet
visited every bm at least twice
- redo the
main route between 314 and 319
- redo the climb to 315 from the Spanish side
- redo bm330bis to see the engravings of Jean-Paul Laborie.
-redoing the new Andorran-French markers
- bm542 once again by the classic route to see if it's still possible
- visiting bm602 again, for example with a kayak or by swimming
GRPdesBF-stages on the website
publishing my topoguide of the GRPdesBF
Bordermarkers - still to find or disappeared
The present situation (july 2021): bordermarkers not found.
Bordermarkers not found
at the summit of Pic d'Orhy, not found on 20090601, 20110817 and 20170730 neither
by others. Official reports consider this bm as disappeared.
||borderstone on the Port
d'Ourdayté, not found on 20090602, 20090603, 201010910, 20130902
and 20200907. There are
reports that this bm disappeared in september 2007.
considered to be destroyed, the site was visited on 20110828 and 20120829
for an analysis of the original location of bm271bis.
||cross engraved in a rockwall but destroyed/disappeared. The
site was visited on 20120827.
Was 'replaced' in 1977-78 by a masonry pillar on a hilltop 175m away.
||found on 20110901
and revisited on 20140527
thanks to directions of Paco Nudels and Charles & Josette Darrieu.
However: questions remain if this is the real bm359. See this page for those questions.
||not found on 20090610,
20100913 , 20110901
and 20150707. And
neither found by Robert Darrieumerlou,Paco Nudels, Charles & Josette
Darrieu and Jacques Koleck. Paco supplied an old
picture of the bm on this page, originating from the Archives de la
||Llivia has its own
set of 45 bordermarkers from which 9 are double
bm's. Somehow, I never searched for the second bm16 until 20130604.
The treaty explicitly states that there are two markers no. 16. I
couldn't find it. Charles Darrieu and Jacques Koleck couldn't find it
either. It might be removed when the road was enlarged.
- design of the main
- design of the variants
- perhaps a page on
- more information on the actual existing delimitation from the Treaty
of the Pyrenees (1659) until the Bayonne-treaties, three centuries later
- more information on the delimitation-process in 19th century. Perhaps Sermet's "La Frontière hispano-française des Pyrénées: et les conditions de sa délimitation" can supply that
- add information on the Lies and Passeries, centuries-old local cross-border
agreements on cattle grazing and mutual support and perhaps
- add an item on the
French hamlet of Ondarolle which religiously resides under the Spanish
- draw the line of the
watershed on a map and compare it with the actual borderline.
- put local versions of
all treaties and other documents on the website itself
- extract the esfr-treaties from the "Documentos internacionales del reinado de dona Isabel II desde1842 a 1968 Parte 1
- 1869" and put these Spanish-language documents on the website
if not available elsewhere.
- adding the esfr-bordermarkers and missing trails on Open
- add a page on the
morphology of the bordermarkers: on their design, their
differences and similarities
- make a link down below
on the (long) pages to quickly return to above instead of having to
scroll back to the top.