Dwight Peck's personal website

Winter 2004-2005

as life's hectic non-stop party threatens to get out of control and really exhausting

Kristin's January 2005 visit

You may not find this terribly rewarding unless you're included here, so this is a good time for casual and random browsers to turn back before they get too caught up in the sweep and majesty of the proceedings and can't let go.

A march up Le Noirmont

Le Noirmont from near Les Coppettes farm, 15 January 2005 (two bumps at 1547m and 1567m)

Les Coppettes farm

Kristin levitates towards Noirmont summit with Les Coppettes farm below and La Dôle the whitish knobby thing on the left-centre horizon

The higher Le Noirmont summit, 1567m, 15 January 2005

Kristin and Joe prepare for the final assault on the summit

Excellent views

Le Noirmont comes complete with an irresistible cross.

An incandescent moment

La Dôle

Kristin (left), Joe on the right

Gazing out over France, to the west, in the late afternoon

Kristin and Joe turn towards home in the late afternoon

And wait for the narrator, who's paused to address some exigencies

Shadows lengthening

Up towards the lower summit (1547m) of Le Noirmont

Just time for a very brief political argument

Alps in the background

Kristin and Joe challenging France safely from a stand-off position

and awaiting The Rapture

Down off the ridge

Heading home again, snow like concrete

Near Les Coppettes, La Dôle peeking over the trees

Les Coppettes farm in late afternoon, mid-January 2005

from SwitzerlandMobility (http://map.schweizmobil.ch/?lang=en)

Kristin's January 2005 visit

Visit to Leysin
Hike across "Le Plateforme"
Hike up Le Noirmont

Le Noirmont pix
Whiteout, 8 February 2004
Beau soleil, 15 January 2005
Chasing chamois, 26 March 2006
A scramble up the front, New Year's Eve 2006

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