Augstenberg 'summit' cross (2359m), at the wrong place...

The 'summit' cross on the Augstenberg is not on the summit. Not even close, in fact, as the true summit is about 250 m to the south. The cross is at 2359m, the true summit is 2365m, located at coordinates 47.0802°N / 9.6113°E.

If the cross would be on the true summit, it would not be visible from the Malbun valley below, so I guess that's why it's located on the edge of the summit plateau instead. But, strangely enough, the hiking trail passes by the true summit too, by only a mere couple of meters. Sure, the summit is a bit uneven, but you can still easily walk up it.

23 June 2012.


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