Last weekend the Alpine Club thrilled to the first-ever LAS ski touring adventure. We left in a storm, reaching the hut with the wind howling and fresh snow falling. The next morning dawned bright and clear and struck up the day’s tour as the sun first hit Cabane Marcel Brunet. The photos speak for themselves […]
Why would you drive to one of the highest villages in the Alps in the middle of winter? To find reliably frozen waterfalls, of course. On Sunday the LAS Alpine Club drove to Arolla, which at 2,000 meters in elevation is home to some of the best ice climbing in Switzerland for beginners to learn […]
The LAS Alpine Club recently took students “bouldering” in the nearby valley of Solalex. The trip was especially memorable for LAS Alpine Institute director John Harlin because they climbed the same boulder that he’d climbed 52 years earlier, in 1964. See these photos separated by half a century. John (then “Johnny”) was leading his sister […]
We hiked up one of Leysin’s great Skyline Peaks, the Tour de Mayen, in perfect fall weather. You’ve seen it prominently from the top of Berneuse and from east of Lower Sporting. We walked up from Leysin, hiking around the backside of the mountain and up the trail to the summit. The view from the […]
Last weekend a record number of LAS students went hiking and camping in pursuit of their International Awards. Twenty-two students hoisted backpacks full of sleeping bags, tents, stoves, and tents before hiking several kilometers to the Friday night campsite near Pierre de Möellé, located between Tour de Famelon and Mont d’Or, two of our prized […]
We need to figure out how to make this annual event the first recruitment effort for the LAS Alpine Club!
This post originally appeared in Panorama Magazine 2016. View the piece here on the LAS Blog.