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Mont de Bière Devant, 2004



Why do snowshoers and ski randonneurs so frequently bolt for Mont de Bière Devant, when the Matterhorn and the Aiguille Vert still beckon in the distance?

1. Mont de Bière Devant is ALMOST as beautiful as they are, at least in winter.

2. Mont de Bière Devant is only an hour from the carpark at the Col du Marchairuz, in winter. (Most of us would take much longer than that on the Aiguille Vert.)

3. Most likely, fewer people have been killed whilst trying to climb Mont de Bière Devant. Though some have got pretty tangled up.

Here's the essential view of the flagpole on top of Mont de Bière Devant, 4 March 2000.

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.

And here's Dr Pirri loping along eastwards towards the top, 21 December 2003.

The narrator trots along to the memorial flagpole on Mont de Bière Devant.

The flagpole view to the northeast, December 2003.

Dr Pirri, firmly positioned on Mont de Bière Devant, looks out over Lake Geneva (Lac Léman) in late December 2003 . . .

And sees something that the rest of us cannot see.

Dr Pirri heading home, 21 December 2003. (More)


Again (2 January 2004)

Kristin finessing her way down from Mont de Bière, 2 January 2004, en route to Mont de Bière Devant.

The easy way over the stone wall.

Forest scenes along the way.

The farm near the top of Mont de Bière Devant, 2 January 2004.

Toward the flag pole

Some doubt about the best way forward.

Kristin summiting in January 2004.

Kristin with the farm behind, 2 January 2004.

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

November 2007


Feedback and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, . All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 19 February 2002, revised 13 April 2010, 30 November 2013.


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