About this trip

Austria 2010Based in the picturesque mountain village of Vent, close to where the famous iceman Otzi was discovered, students will be introduced to the dynamic nature of Alpine environments. You will learn about the glacial history of the Alps and the current effects of global warming, glacial processes and landforms, river hydrology and dating techniques using lichen size and boulder hardness.

The field trip is an excellent opportunity for getting to know fellow students while hiking through the beautiful Niedertal Valley or the Rofenkar and Rofental Glaciers.

Austria summer 2007