This was an exceptionally busy weekend for the Alpine Club, with two separate overnight trips into the mountains: one camping and the other staying in a hut and climbing to the summit of our most iconic Skyline Peak. The camping trip was for the International Award, with 29 students loading up backpacks with everything needed […]
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Camping in October in Switzerland’s mountains is always a hit-or-miss thing. We had hoped to circle Chamossaire, the prominent peak right in front of our windows in Leysin. But the campsites were covered in 10cm of fresh, wet snow. Not ideal for a crew of camping newbies, many from such warm-weather home countries as Mexico. […]
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.
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 […]