Dear members, Dear friends and
This is to announce our annual field trip that will
take place on Thursday 1st October.
We will visit
a very interesting alpine geological/palaeontological feature located beyond the
Emosson dam that we visited last year, i.e. the Triassic proto-dinosaurs
track site of Vieux-Emosson.
programme is to travel by bus or individual cars (depending on the number of
participants) to the Emosson dam via Chamonix.
Then a 2 ½ hours uphill hike along a beautiful
mountain path will lead us to the track site at an altitude of 2400 m.
Our guide and geoscience specialist
will be Mr Lionel Cavin from the Natural History Museum of Geneva (see
attached programme and summary description). Mr. Cavin is the curator of the
Department of Geology and Palaeontology for the Natural History Museum in
This field trip is somehow unusual as it involves a 2 ½ hrs
uphill hike (at a normal pace) with a lunch from your rucksack on site
after a presentation of the track site and its palaeontological/geological
features. The downhill hike will be less than 2 hrs. Good hiking shoes are
compulsory, warm cloths and rain jacket recommended !
This will be a
great day outdoor in the mountains, mixing hiking exercise, geosciences and
networking with other participants in the backcountry !
Of course good
weather conditions will make the hike a success, but a plan B will be presented
in case of rain.
**Please see the detailed program overview here**
Please register on
the link below by September 22, COB. Please mention in the RSVP
section of Whoozin if you can drive your car and the number of seats available
(total, including you). In case of a large number of participants we will
try to organise a bus ride for all.
I would be very pleased to share
this exceptional moment with you, and shall be looking forward to hearing from
you at your earliest convenience.
SPE Swiss Section, Chairman