The One With Out (Final Blog)

Today was a bittersweet day for all of us. We bid goodbye to the gîte that has become our French home (and found “la clé” in the process!). Our final camp meal of hot cereal reminded us of our lovely mountain chef Julia, and we reminisced about our epic trek and European outdoor adventures in […]

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The One With the T-Pose

Update from students Lorenzo, Jax and John: We woke up this morning to an early breakfast of cereal and pain au chocolat. We then walked through the town of Chamonix to our rock climbing center! We all had lots of fun challenging ourselves. Most of us tried rappelling back down the rock face too! Lorenzo […]

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The One With the Flying Floofer

We started off our day at 6:45 a.m. with a beautifully prepared breakfast of French toast, eggs, and orange juice. After some last-minute packing, we loaded into cars to drive over to our mountain for via ferrata. Via ferrata is a type of climbing that was used by Italian soldiers during wars to minimize the […]

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The One With the Cracker

Update from students Lorenzo, John, and Jax: We all woke up in our lovely gite home. Cook crew, Hayden, Molly, and Jonah, had to wake up at 5:50 a.m.! The rest of the group slept in. We started the day with matzo brei, and once we were done we played Llama Llama led by Cahill. […]

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The One With the 8+ Hiking Experience

We started out day with a late breakfast at our last mountain hut. After playing “Wa” (won by Jax) and the trekking pole game (won by Jon), Molly won our assassin game. We started our trek with our fearless leader Kayla. Lorenzo showed us a patch of wild strawberries, so we started our hike with […]

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The One With Witch Savannah

Update from students Molly, Jonah and Hayden: Today, the seventh day of our Tour du Mont Blanc trek, we walked very quickly, having earned our “trail legs!” Lasagna was the quickest, using sticks with different lengths (one was a bamboo sticks that he found on Day 3!). Jonah, our leader of the day, led us […]

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The One With Les Schtroumpts

We woke up at our campsite to pouring rain at 6 a.m. The rain let up just enough for us to eat breakfast. After breakfast of cereal, bread, and tea, Molly and Jax sought shelter in the common area. The rest of the group joined them at the common area to pack some lunch in […]

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The One With No Hablo Italiano

Update by Molly, Hayden, and Jonah: We got an early start at the campsite and woke up to the most photogenic views of the mountains! We picnicked for breakfast out on the grass, tidied up our area, and then headed off to the town of Courmayeur. In town, everyone got to have Italian gelato and […]

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The One with Switzerland

We started the day in our mountain hut with a great breakfast consisting of cereal, toast, jam, butter, cheese, and coffee. After breakfast we got into a circle and stretched out our bodies for the day. We hiked the first 30 minutes in silence and really got to enjoy the beautiful mountains! That was followed […]

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The One With the Bruh Moment

Yesterday was an absolutely breathtaking day! We woke up in our mountain hut (Col du Bonhomme), feasted on fresh bread with homemade jam, and started our 16-mile hike by trekking to the highest point of our trip at nearly 2700 meters! After crossing over the pass, we found out the best way to get down […]

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