Walking in Tuscany
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Turning a corner whilst walking the ridge of Monte Prado, we came upon a small snowfield, in June! The view from a lookout point down the valley was a little piece of Via Ferrata; not for the vertigo-challenged!
What did you think of your group leader?
Lizz was a mine of information about the area, and was a help whenever necessary, without imposing too much on the group's own chemistry; she got the mix just right. The farm's two dogs, Elvis & Dora came along for some of the walks, and their company was very much enjoyed by everyone; you always knew when Elvis had left the building!
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Moderate fitness required for the trip, as some of the walks were steep, but no scrambling required. If you use poles (I don't), then should you forget your own, there are spares available. We had one or two wet interludes during the week, but nothing a waterproof jacket couldn't deal with. We met a huge (nearly 30) party of Poles of varying ages & abilities on one trip, just as the weather was breaking, and were very grateful for our group being of a much more manageable size (around 10) on what could have been a tricky, slippery descent.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
As usual, the health professions were well represented on this trip, and I thoroughly enjoyed informing a radiologist, who had been looking at a mountain known as "Uomo Morte - The Dead Man", that he'd just performed a "whole body scan"!