Scaledenmark welcomed 55 students from the degree programs architecture, construction and planning of the Swiss University of applied science. The kick-off lecture for this week-long fully booked program, “Copenhagen as eco-metropole”, inspired the students and offered a background story for their essays, which will be their deliverable. The group offered interesting insights, following their diverging professional background. We were happy that these born mountaineers got the chance to climb the ARC mountain together with us, experiencing the playful absurdity of skiing against an industrial backdrop.