The bordermarkers of the Pyrenees : to-do list
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Planning 2022-2023
summer 2022
Overall: having visited every bm at least twice and not longer ago than 10 years

Pyrénées-Atlantiques (001-311)
- final check for bm271bis

Hautes-Pyrénées (312-417)

Ariège (418-426)
-redoing the new Andorran-French markers

Pyrénées-Orientales (427-602)
- visiting bm602 again, for example with a kayak or by swimming
winter 2022-23 Completing the GRPdesBF-stages on the website
winter 2022-23 Writing and publishing my topoguide of the GRPdesBF
Pyrénées-Atlantiques (001-311)

Hautes-Pyrénées (312-417)
- 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.
- 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

Ariège (418-426)

Pyrénées-Orientales (427-602)
- bm542 once again by the classic route to see if it's still possible

Bordermarkers - still to find or disappeared or shattered in pieces (as in may 2022)

Bordermarkers not found

bm236 cross at the summit of Pic d'Orhy, not found on 2009060120110817 and 20170730 neither by others. Official reports consider this bm as disappeared. 
bm255 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.
bm271bis bm271bis is considered to be destroyed, the site was visited on 20110828 and 20120829 and  20130901. See 20130901 for an analysis of the original location of bm271bis.
bm297 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.
bm359 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.
bm364 not found on 2009061020100913 , 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 Guardia Civil.
Llivia bm16north 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.

Bordermarkers disappeared in recent years

disappered in 2021 or earlier
found missing in 2022

Bordermarkers still present but shattered in pieces




- design of the main route
- design of the variants
- perhaps a page on lightweight-backpacking


- 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 information.
- add information on the Lies and
Passeries, centuries-old local cross-border agreements on cattle grazing and mutual support and perhaps delimitation.

- add an item on the French hamlet of Ondarolle which religiously resides under the Spanish church.
- 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 Streetmap (OSM).

- add a page on the morphology of the bordermarkers: on their design, their differences and similarities

In general
- make a link down below on the (long) pages to quickly return to above instead of having to scroll back to the top.