On the 4th day, heavy snowfalls significantly increased the avalanches danger, climbers were forced to divert to a safer route, by going up to Arolla where the decision was taken to stop the expedition. Students were able to partake in five of the seven day expedition.
"The expedition was very well prepared: students were motivated, physically ready and very cooperative. They loved the breath-taking panorama and certainly learnt a lot about themselves and the mountains. They returned home full of emotion and a head full of images! They must have caught the mountain virus because they were quick to ask me when we will return to finish the expedition! I would like to thank all members of the Collège who made this ambitious project possible", said Samy Schonne.
Will there be a Haute Route expedition next year?
To be continued...