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CH-QUAT Excursion 2016



Geneva and Chamonix

CH-Quat Exkursion 2016
Image: Stéphanie Girardclos

Our CH-Quat Fieldtrip took place with beautiful weather from Friday to Saturday, May 27-28, 2016 bringing us to Lake Geneva and the Chamonix valley. A total of 15 CH-QUAT members participated in the excursion. We visited various places in the city of Geneva and went on a boat trip on Lake Geneva. During the second day in Chamonix, the excursion took us to the impressive and beautiful 'Aiguille du Midi' and the 'Mer de Glace'.

Fieldtrip Leaders:

Dr. Stéphanie Girardclos (organizer), Département des sciences de la terre - Université de Genève
Dr. Pierre Corboud, Laboratoire d'archéologie préhistorique et anthropologie - Université de Genève
Dr. Philip Deline and Dr. Ludovic Ravanel, Laboratoire EDYTEM - Université Savoie Mont Blanc


Friday, May 27


  • meeting point: Geneva train station
  • Boat trip with the Neptune on Lake Geneva
  • Glacial, lacustrine and archeological history of Lake Geneva
  • afternoon: transfer to Chamonix and hotel by minibus (1h15)

Saturday, May 28


  • Morning: Visit of "Aiguille du Midi" (permafrost and instabilities) and walk to Montenvers
  • Afternoon: Transfer with the Montenvers train to the Glacier "Mer de Glace". Visite of the Ice Cave "Mer de Glace"
  • Transfer to Geneva by minibus
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