Peck's personal Web site
eventful, but in a quiet way
round the world some of them were trying in vain
to convince the rest of us that it would be a fun
idea to go bomb a lot of the folks down in Iraq, D. Peck and friends spent the
fall and winter hiding out in the safest place they could think of.
skies, then some serious wind -- let's go for a walk.
To Mont Tendre.
may not find this interesting 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.
January 2003: Former Dean Pirri and Former Hod-Carrier Peck set out for Mont Tendre
as the weather begins to cut up rough.
We're passing Pré de Denens with the Grand Cunay above
the sky lowers, Dr Pirri asks "Dare we?" and replies "Yes."
Coming up on the Chalet des Combes
A look back at the Chalet des Combes
The ski club hut of Grand Cunay, as we're watching the sky
for any signs of blueness.
Mont Tendre on the horizon
content to follow the tourist routes, the hikers wander almost aimlessly
through the karst hole country between the Cabane of Cunay and Mont Tendre, as the afternoon wanes and the winds
rise a bit more.
We're sneaking up a side route through the Rochettes onto Mont Tendre
of the forest and finally onto the mountain, Dr Pirri dashes upward, trying to
encourage his hiking companion, but in vain.
Past cornices on Mont Tendre
along the summit ridge near Mont Tendre, questions the relevance of the United
Nations to the post-9/11 world.
ignores his concerns and urges getting off the mountain before the socks
the ridge, and past the Chalet de Yens on the windswept slopes of Mont Tendre.
and side-slipping down squooshy slopes, we start for home
and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, .
All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 25 March 2003, revised 11 October
2008, 9 September 2014.