Final Blog

Today we parted ways. A group forged together with a journey spent roaming Swiss, Italian, and French mountains, glacial rivers, awe inspiring canyons, and gravity defying Via Ferratas. This trip was not easy, and that is the way we like it. This community was made stronger in the face of adversity and the perseverance of […]

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A Stormy and Exciting Final Day!

We woke up at 6:30 and ate a breakfast of bread and spreads! After a quick game called Fantasy, we walked through Chamonix on the way to the crag for rock climbing. However, upon approaching the town it started to rain and thunder, so we had to cancel our climbing adventure. Instead, we played in […]

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Chamonix & Cliffs

Different than yesterday, people woke up when they were told. Cook crew made us a breakfast of eggs, kiwi, and bread. After breakfast, we got packed up and played a game called Bunny Bunny. After a few rounds, the Via Ferrata guides picked us up, we took a 40 minute van ride to the base […]

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Canyons, Cliffs and Cooking!

Update from students Nikita & Aidan: We were woken up at 6:15 AM on this foggy day! Ava, Ali, and Maya did not hear this supposed wake up call and still claim to this day that they were never woken up at all. We ate breakfast and quickly rushed out of our beloved gite, walking […]

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Last Day of the Trek

Today, we woke up at 7:30, ready for the last day of our trek. While it took a couple people longer than usual to get out of bed, we all eventually made it out. We had breakfast and played a game with our hiking poles. Soon after, we began our last hike. Ava and Aidan […]

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Lunch on the Lake

Update from students Nikita & Aidan: We woke up at 6 AM, and someone from another camp yelled at Cahill for singing his morning song. For breakfast we had Nutella on toast, granola, and berries. We then set off in the van up and down this path and drove through winding mountain roads for 30 […]

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Hiking & Great Food

Update from students Audrey, Ian, Ava: We slowly woke up this morning as Cahill sang to us. We ate our usual breakfast assortment of bread, jam, and oatmeal before we packed our bags for the day. We had a short break of no rain before it started to pour again. We said goodbye to Darcy, […]

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Strutting into Switzerland!

Update from students Maya, Dan & Ali: Today we woke up at 6:30 AM and ate breakfast which consisted of bread, yogurt, and coffee. We began our hike at 8 AM and stopped at a set of a abandoned buildings. We then began what we called a “silent hike,” where everyone walked on their own […]

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The Bonatti Best

Update from students Ivan, Aidan, and Nikita: Today we woke up at 7 a.m. and had a breakfast of toast with jam and cereal at our Italian campsite. Everyone was tired but very much looking forward to a half day of hiking! The first group of Dan, Ian, Maya, Ali, and Ava drove first to […]

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Buon Giorno Italia! 

Update from students Audrey, Ian, and Ava: Although we were tired from yesterday’s trek, we woke up at 6 a.m. excited for today’s trek! We packed up our belongings and put them outside before heading to breakfast. At our mountain hut, we feasted on bread with homemade jam, butter, and honey. Some people drank coffee, […]

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