Hiking Tour 2020

Friday, 03. July 2020

After it was certain that the students will come back to the Hasliberg, there was busy planning on all levels. Isolation time in the residential groups, academic courses organized, an afternoon program set up...

What should happen to one of the highlights of the summer trimester, our 6-day hike? It was obvious that in the given situation a hike as we usually plan it every year was not possible to do. A three-week hiking window, during which we chose the most weather-stable days and then set off with filled backpacks in all directions - that wasn't possible. So we decided to cancel the hike. An unprecedented, unthinkable situation in the history of the Ecole...

Some people, however, were feverishly looking for a possibility to give the 2019/20 vintage a hiking experience after all. The idea of a shortened hike on three fixed days with all hiking groups in huts in the vicinity was born. This idea fell on fertile ground and so 9 groups set off on the 16th of June in changeable weather. Especially the fact that we were also on the way in rainy weather turned out to be a special feature of this hike: More intense colours, fog, clouds - to walk with light luggage in the middle of the elements became a lasting experience. All hikers came back to the Ecole once again tired, proud and happy.

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