Peck's personal Web site
Dents du Midi from the south side
the Alps begin
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.
Dents du Midi from the south side, from the Col de la Golette, 15 July 2007.
From left: Haute Cime (3257m) and Les Doigts (the fingers), Dent Jaune (yellow
tooth) and L'Eperon (the spur), La Cathédrale and La Fortresse, and on
the right, Cime de l'Est (eastern peak, 3177m)
Col de Susanfe (2494m) from the auberge de Salanfe (1950m)
Cime (3257m), the highest peak on the Dents du Midi chain and the only hikable
one. Les Doigts are just to the right.
Peck exulting at the Col de Susanfe 26 years after his first visit to this remarkable
Cabane de Susanfe (2102m) and the path leading down through the Pas d'Encel to
Pas d'Encel, the narrow gorge leading down to Champèry, virtually impassable
in winter no matter what equipment you're carrying
the Col de Susanfe (2494m), a look at the top of Haute Cime (3257m) and, in the
foreground, the Col de Paresseux (3056m), where the "lazy people" give
up when they discover that there's still 200 vertical metres to be got up before
you can have lunch at the top.
Col de Susanfe. The trail, such as it is, leads up rightward into the 2700m rockband
on the horizon, and then back left in deep mud to the Col des Paresseux.
closer view of the way up to the 2700m rockband. Mr Peck has passed some awkward
moments out on that slope, trundling bruised college girls back down after small
falls, dashing back up to haul more of them up through the muddy scree to the
Col of the Lazy People.
hikers, it would seem, out on the "trail" to the rockbands.
view of the Col de Susanfe and the Haute Cime from the Col de la Golette, July
Cime from the south
Cime, Les Doigts, Dent Jaune, L'Eperon, La Cathédrale, La Fortresse, Cime
de l'Est, with their glaciers ranged out in front of them and all the muddy scree
rock below. And the lake at the bottom.
du Midi from the northern side, the classic view from Leysin, January 2005
to Dents du Midi, file 1
and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, .
All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 4 August 2007, revised 4 November 2013.