Dwight Peck's personal website

Winter season 2000-1 in Switzerland

All of life's victims who've entered into their second half-century doubtless have noticed that life gathers speed and passes us by much more quickly than once it did. (High school seemed to stretch out forever and NEVER seemed to be done with. Not so, the 1990s. Just when we learned to stop typing dates 198---- and go to 199---, lo!, it's 200---.)

So, too, the winter of 2000-2001 has zipped right on by, pell-mell. Pretty much a good thing, too. But here are a few photos of whatever can still be salvaged from all that havoc.

You will 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.

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Good start for the season: Mr Peck covering for the IUCN-The World Conservation Union's computer network team on the Union's five servers, whilst the boys were off for three weeks to Amman, Jordan, for the World Conservation Congress in big tents.

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Ms L. Durham heading on up towards the famous Mont Tendre in November 2000

Wending Mont Tendre-ward

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D. Peck and L. Durham on top of Mont Tendre, November 2000
(Lake Geneva and Alps in the background).

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Les Frasses farm in December. Unpredictable Mr Peck spent a good part of Winter 2000-2001 taking photos of the isolated farms of the Jura mountains in winter, and this is one of them.
Many more are available elsewhere on this site.

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Splendid young MarloweTyson Peck, recently moved with her mother to the United States alas!, came to Switzerland for the Christmas holidays, and is seen here with André, or Dante, Durham, on a Christmas Eve hike.

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Crêt de la Neuve, Christmas Eve 2000: Bill, Marlowe, Lisa, André (or Dante).

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Marlowe and her Fond Papa on Crêt de la Neuve, Christmas Eve 2000.

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Traditional Christmas Day photo (Nth in a series), from left: Dante (or André), Marlowe, Mercedes, Lisa, a bemused passerby.

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A hike up La Riondaz, above Leysin, Switzerland, on Boxing Day 2000: André, Lisa with her banana, Bill.

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Not far from Riondaz summit: Bill, Dante (=Andrea), Dwight

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Marlowe deliberating near Le Crot

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By a happy confluence of busy schedules, both Marlowe and Alison Peck were able to visit the Old Dad at the same time and snowshow all over the Jura. More here.

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And another hike: From left (back row), Lisa Durham, Bill, a terrorist, Teny Pirri, Alison Peck, and Mr Peck coldly seated in the foreground. A few more photos here.

The terrorist in the center would officially be referred to as a "terrist". What can have happened to the United States Government in the past decade, that all of its spokespersons should speak like first-graders?

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Few people luckier than Dr Peck -- astrophysicist daughter Alison returned from Bonn for a long Easter 2001 weekend and a number of excellent snowshoe hikes.


Christmas season snowshoe hikes

April hikes

Feedback and suggestions are welcome if positive, resented if negative, All rights reserved, all wrongs avenged. Posted 5 April 2001, revised 30 June 2007, 14 February 2014.

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