Aiglon students enjoyed the first of the expedition choices weekends. Senior students had the chance to choose from different styles of expeditions.
The first of the "Swiss Explore" expeditions travelled to Sion where students enjoyed a beautiful 12km walk along the Bisse Torrent Noir. The walk follows an historical path carved into the cliffside and also crosses four spectacular bridges.
A small team chose to try an "Adventure Expedition". The bad weather in the mountains might have forced a change of plan, but not a change in adventure. The girls climbed the Via Ferrata de Farinet. Via Ferrata - which literally means ‘way of iron’ - is a sport where, using specialist equipment, one can climb a prepared route of ladders and cables making very steep and spectacular cliffs accessible to the adventurous. Their arms may have been tired, but Sunday morning the team was also up early to visit Monthey’s new bouldering wall!
The Geography department were also again out on expedition. This time, Year 12 geography students headed up into the alpine pastures of Taveyanne to study and take readings from the River Gryonne.
It was likewise a busy weekend for La Casa girls. The theme of their house expedition was a "spy challenge". The girls had to use all their skills to find clues while climbing and raft building. The theme continued into the evening with intense concentration required for code breaking and negotiating Mr Oliver’s incredible maze. On Sunday the girls all enjoyed an exhilarating morning on the Ils de Sion high ropes course -returning home exhausted but happy!