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wintry fun in the country the neo-cons have so far overlooked
brief visit to Mont de Bière Devant
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.
Off we go from the Pré d'Aubonne, 7 March 2004
Drs Pirri and Durham set off into the snowy
forest from the Pré d'Aubonne near the Col du Marchairuz (Switzerland)
-- they're bound for Mont de Bière Devant but will first pass by the supercave
called the Grand Baume du Pré d'Aubonne.
Our first stop, the Big Hole
Danger de mort!
Enough hilarity, let's get on with it.
Off we go.
route begins to ascend as former Pres. Pirri boldly leads the way.
Limestone holes in the forest floor; mind your step.
-- Keep your comments to yourself!
Another burst of energy
-- Who tripped me?
little cliffs at the top of Mont de Bière Devant are almost in sight, 7
March 2004, approaching from the east.
Pirri, in a paroxysm of youthful exuberance, dashes to the top as his fellow hikers
struggle a bit towards the ridge.
Pirri at the famous flagpole of Mont de Bière Devant
#2 reaches the ridge.
Pirri occupies his time, awaiting struggling stragglers, by viewing Lausanne in
famous flagpole on Mont de Bière Devant, with fans.
trading humorous anecdotes and speculations about G W Bush; obvious merriment
view to the east
view to the south, whence we hikers have ascended to the venue.
Now we're en route to Mont de Bière proper
The shed on Mont de Bière
enjoying the snow
Our guide considers that we're lost now.
wandering in the trackless forest near Marchairuz.
Another good reason to be careful when bushwhacking near Marchairuz.
Pirri pitching off the ridge, parachute at the ready, whilst less kneeworthy companions
take the long way round and meet him at the bottom.
Making angels in the snow, or something more sinister?
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