29th May 2018
Yesterday was jam packed full of action. An early start at Camp Suisse meant that 6B and 6C were well on their way off the mountain before the rest of the camp were even awake!
We arrived at Glacier 3000 just before 9am and headed up the lifts to meet the huskies. Our campers braved the bitter wind and difficult walking conditions up on the Glacier while we watched each other get towed along on the sled before heading back for lunch. The restaurant kindly freed up some of their tables for us to sit at instead of freezing outside, so thank you to them!
After lunch we went to Martigny to learn all about St Bernard and his wonderful dogs. Native to the region, St Bernard used this breed to rescue explorers in peril on the mountain, who have been adored worldwide ever since. We even got to meet some of the dogs that live in the museum!
The Romans colonised Martigny by coming over the same pass that St Bernard would operate on. We saw the ruins of the buildings they constructed and then saw a real life gladiator David and Goliath fight in the Ampitheatre!