Lab snowshoeing retreat: Leysin

Hi again! As I mentioned in the last post, we had our lab day-retreat in Leysin today, organized by Hadrien! Almost everyone made it–we were only missing one PhD student and one post-doc. In total, we were 15 people!

There wasn’t that much snow on the ground at the start of the trail, but enough to snowshoe. The weather was great–some sun, some cloud coverage, no wind, and warm enough to walk around in just a t-shirt at some points. It wasn’t that steep, but there was a bit of an uphill walk during some points. We had spectacular views of the mountains. Clouds hung onto the tips of Dents du Midi. I learned that while “midi” traditionally means “noon,” it can also mean “south” when used colloquially. So Dents du Midi refers to the “teeth of the south.”

It was a ton of fun frolicking through the mountains, just an hour away from Lausanne by train. We built a snowman, had a snowball fight, and just enjoyed the fresh mountain air. I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.

Getting ready to go…where’s the snow??
Dents du Midi are the mountain peaks with the clouds clinging to the top.
Leysin, Switzerland
More mountains
Lab built a snowman!

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