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 […]
Last spring’s Qualifying Journeys for the International Award offered up a few great reports, but the prize for the most entertaining goes to Anna, Rufina, Vasilina, and friends. Dance along with them in this 3-minute video.
We were recently reviewing photos of our furry friends in the forest on our Bois de Prafandaz LETS site (1660m) and came across this interesting series. We experienced a freak snowstorm in early November, as you’ll see in the photos below. There was no snow on 5 November and none again on 26 November, but in […]
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 […]
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 […]
Click the image to read swissinfo’s wonderful article about Globe Day 2017.