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Hiking Expedition to Les Martinets, Switzerland: Ready, Steady, Go!

05 June 2017

Team of Secondary School students depart on Sunday for Les Martinets where they will stay in a mountain hut, hike the Swiss Alps and take a gondola up to a glacier at 3000 metres

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  • Les Martinets Training 2017
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  • Les Martinets Training 2017

With one week to go, our ambitious hikers-in-training completed their final ascent of the nearby 40-floor HDB block, this time with their hiking boots and a weighted backpack. It was a fantastic achievement as it was the first time all students made it to the top. The students’ hard work and training is paying off and we commend them for the effort they are investing in training both in and outside of school. They have also been training in map reading and topography, as they now have a better understand of the geography and geology of the Swiss Alps.
The team of seven secondary students and two teachers depart on Saturday 10th June and will be arriving in Geneva for a full week of activities including: a two day hike from Les Martinets to our mountain hut, a lesson on the art of cheese and chocolate making and a tour of the factories where this fine Swiss produce is made, taking a gondola up to Glacier 3000 where we will observe a high glacial environment and gain some understanding of the environmental impacts of climate change. We will meet students from all around the globe from other NAE schools and will learn how to work together and what it takes to lead a group of people in challenging conditions. We are really looking forward to this adventure.

Simon Woodhall
Trip Leader to Les Martinets