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Rochers de la Latte
near Leysin, Switzerland
The Rochers de la Latte
lie seven kilometres from Leysin, a long ridge running off the
north end of the Tour de Famelon and the rocks slanting down into
the valley of the Hongrin.
The lovely Tour de Famelon (2137m), seen from
Les Chaux to the north, with the ridge of the Rochers de la Latte
running off to the right, in the 1980s. This a really
out-of-the-way place. The village of Leysin lies about 7km leftward
on the far side of Famelon.
Mr Peck and Mr Mackenzie contemplating a walk
up the Rochers de la Latte to Famelon in 1995, but they didn't
do it, because they were lazy and still are.
The northwest side of the Tour de Famelon,
from our traditional snowcaving spot -- the Col de Famelon is
in the centre and the Rochers de la Latte run downward off to
The way up to the Rochers de la Latte from
Pierre du Moëllé (the big rock on the left, all hollowed-out
gun emplacements), with Mont d'Or up the far side to the left.
That's Marta in 1991 or so.
Here's Mont d'Or in the background, from Les
Chaux near the Rochers de la Latte, Mark Malone and the narrator
smiling coyly in February 1988 with the massif of Les Diablerets
on the right horizon. (More
from that visit.)
Another view of Mont d'Or extending towards
Gros Van to the northeast, 1988, from Les Chaux, heading towards
the ridge of the Rochers de la Latte.
Mr Peck well up on the ridge of the Rochers de la Latte,
sometime in the late 1980s, bound for the Tour de Famelon in
the early evening.
Famelon from the valley of the Hongrin to the
west, with the Rochers de la Latte extending downwards to the
Sir Charles Berman standing on the Rochers
de la Latte, waiting for the bus.
Hiking companion Marta marching up from Les Chaux
onto the ridge of the Rochers de la Latte, February 1991.
Marta about halfway up onto the Rochers de
Marta taking a photograph,
Marta racing to get into the picture
The Tour de Famelon on the left, with the Rochers
de la Latte running straight northwards towards Les Chaux
from SwitzerlandMobility (http://map.schweizmobil.ch/?lang=en)
Getting onto Rochers de la Latte the hard way
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revised 18 January 2008, 17 March 2014.