In reply to F6HBI:
Gerald, just to ensure that you do not undertake any unnecessary climbing, it is quite legitimate to climb from the French side to operate on your side of the border. Later you can step across the border into Italy and operate from there. You will get both points!
It is NOT necessary to descend from the AZ and re-ascend in Italy. That was just a suggestion in the previous discussion some years ago. Of course, you may choose to make more effort than the rules actually require. Many activators observe their own additional, self-imposed, rules as to what constitues a valid activation in their mind. There is nothing wrong with that, but it does not overrule other, simpler interpretations.
If I ever get to the top of a summit on the French/Italian border, which seems unlikely, I certainly won’t be adding unnecessary climbing to my day! Anyway, who else would actually know?
73 de Les, G3VQO