Dwight Peck's personal website

Winter 2002-2003

Very eventful, but in a quiet way

As 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.

Sunny day, quite cold, good snow's here -- let's go for a walk.

To Mont de Bière.

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.

5 January 2003: Former President Pirri and Former Archivist Peck set out for Mont de Bière in new snow.

Prof. Pirri flounders down through untracked forest seeking the sun . . .

. . . and becomes irrevocably lost still again. Dr Pirri begins to freeze over.

And, then, there's the sun, on top of Mont de Bière, 5 January 2003.

A glance over towards Mont de Bière Devant to see if it's any warmer over that way.

Mr Peck notes that it's got bloody cold up here, and it may be time for some of those thermal glovey things they sell at EMS and REI outlets.

Dr Pirri wanders over towards the Mont de Bière cowshed on this astonishingly beautiful day.

The Mont de Bière cowshed, 5 January 2003.

The view to the next mountain over, Grand Cunay.

Mont de Bière, 5 January 2003

-- Life's not as bad as everyone says, is it?

"Dr Pirri, look, in the southwest! It's Geneva!"

It looks like a Condoleeza Mushroom Cloud. Goodbye, Geneva!

Feedback and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, . All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 25 March 2003, revised 11 October 2008, 4 January 2014.

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