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Peck hikes about the Poêle Chaud with daughters and friends, autumn 2001
Summer hols 2001
have come and gone. Mr Peck and number 3 daughter Marlowe
took the grand tour of the Max Planck Institut für Radio-Astronomie in Bonn and,
much more fun, the largest single steerable radio telescope in the world, at nearby
Effelsberg, and then went
hiking in Switzerland.
Marlowe and friend Lisa on Mont Tendre
then, a quick trip through the stupendous Caves of Vallorbe, Marlowe
Peck leading her father gently by the hand, with reassuring clichés
and a few heavenward glances of exasperation, over all the scary bits, like the
river Orbe 80 meters below and its high water mark painted on the wall above your
more or less, for the Poêle Chaud, late August 2001.
out for Poêle Chaud, on the chilliest 1 September in memory, from La Barillete
and its Swisscom TV towers in a rainy fog.
towards La Dôle and Poêle Chaud in winter gear and sandals.
suffers in the chilly rain and wonders how others can carry on shoeless without
complaining about it.
route lies up to the left behind the ski-club hut, over the top, and down again
from the top right.
M. Peck contemplating cold fog and seeking chamois.
luck. There's the chamois.
(left) celebrates the cold windy summit with a drink of cold water, Pointe de
Poêle Chaud, September 2001.
again in mud.
visit, October 2001
Peck on the opposite side of the same mountain, Poêle Chaud, late October
Peck, Poêle Chaud, October 2001.
la Col de Verne, not too far below the Cornettes de Bise on the Swiss-French border:
M. Durham, D. Peck, L. Durham, November 2001.
Durhams in repose
and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, .
All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 25 January 2002, revised 7 August 2008, 30 April 2013.