In possibly the most eventful day in Chamonix history we today found ourselves team skiing on grass, hiking through snow in 25 degree heat and two teams choosing to take an alternative path to reach the train.
Moving from 27 degree sun to 0 degree snow was something of a shock! Especially then having to trudge through the exceptionally deep snow to reach our final destination in the gloriously warm mountain refuge.
We thought of some more pledges we could make, this time thinking about our team or community well being. We thought about how we had helped each other during our hikes today and came up with some incredibly insightful pledges.
Ella pledged to help the community by giving out leaflets for her church group while Thomas and Annabelle promised to help keep their local communities clean by keeping a beady eye out for litter.
You now find us eating a delicious dinner (vegetable soup with cheese, a buffet of curry, pasta, roasted tomatoes, carrots, salad and something eggy!) and shall shortly be discussing what our carbon groups have been learning about today.
The waste team discussed the use of plastic bottles for water in the refuge. The food team began to wonder where food in the refuge comes from and how it even gets here. The transport team had a very similar question about how products are transported up the mountains. They also discussed all the different ways we moved around the mountains. The energy team pledged to ask the refuge where they got their electricity from while the water team provided us with the knowledge that a 15 minute shower uses 1500 cups of water!
Join us tomorrow for a recap of our last full day in Chamonix!