LAS students and teachers resources

  • Looking across the southern "Leysin Skyline Peak Challenge" from campus.
For a few years of their lives, students at the Leysin American School live in one of the most spectacular places on earth. Our goal at the LAS Alpine Institute is for them to connect with their local mountain environment as deeply as possible.

As a center for mountain science, sport, environment, and culture, the Institute works with teachers across the curriculum to build a deep understanding and passion for the mountain landscape and culture of our Swiss home.


Swissotel H&R logo colThe Alpine Institute at LAS is delighted to announce our corporate partnership with Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts.

Sponsorship from Swissôtel supports conferences, visiting scholars, equipment needs, and grants to LAS students on scholarships.

We’re also exploring cool projects in sustainability. Stay tuned, there’s a lot more to come.


 

The Alpine Institute Blog

Below you’ll find blog entries from Alpine Club outings, International Award adventurous journeys, and citizen science programs at LAS.

 

Diablerets Glacier Ascent 2017

Last weekend, the LAS Alpine Club struck out for our annual ascent of Les Diablerets, at 3,210m, the highest peak in the Canton of Vaud–which is our home canton. This year brought a new twist: sleeping in a mountain hut halfway to the summit. Diablerets means “the abode of the devils”, named because of all […]

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Adventurous Journey Video

Here is a short (90-second) video from our just-completed Qualifying Journey, the second “Adventurous Journey” taken for each level of the International Award. These are Bronze- and Silver-level students undertaking a two- or three-day backpacking adventure depending on their Award levels. We left Leysin on foot, then hiked completely around the prominent peaks above Leysin for […]

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Podcast about GLOBE Day 2017 from swissinfo

swissinfo.ch did a marvelous job of profiling GLOBE Day last March, including interviews with students Hermann, Jiahua, and Alex, as well as Dan Patton, John Francis, Chris McOwen, and myself. It’s a delightful 11-minute listen. Swiss news in 10 languages PODCAST: A new kind of school science fair By Celia Luterbacher in Leysin SUBSCRIBE ON iTUNES […]

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