WALKING IN THE WESTERN DOLOMITES

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Coming up to a pass after an exhausting steep climb and seeing the most stupendous array of mountains all around (this actually happened more than once!)

What did you think of your group leader?

Both B and C group leaders (Jem and Albert) were magnificent. They had to cope with lots of unexpected problems - standing in at short notice for Eric who was injured, devising new walks that could be done safely after the heavy snowfall, coping with early closure of cable cars. They not only gave us a wonderful selection of walks despite everything, they both gave up their free day to take us out once the snow stopped. What can you say?

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Be aware the weather can be changeable - make sure you have good waterproofs and adequate warm clothing (but shorts and t-shirts as well). Also, if you do the C grade, be prepared for some scrambling and some narrow ridges.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

If you haven't been to the Dolomites yet, you must go, they are wonderful mountains. And the food at Hotel Arnica is worth going for by itself!