WALKING IN THE WESTERN DOLOMITES
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
It felt good to get to 'the top' on the days when we had steady climbing and was lovely to see people quietly looking out for each other especially on the steep 'marble roads' where loose stones meant a few of us slipped (elegantly)!
What did you think of your group leader?
Eric was very keen and organised and a lovely bloke. He offered options for those wanting half days or needing to avoid the steeper climbs and even organised a quiz in the bar. He was keeping an eye on all of us without it being obvious and gently played down how much more climbing there might be - the term 'relatively flat' wil never mean the same again!
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Take 2 walking poles - I found them really helpful on steep ascents and descents and they stopped me slipping over a few times (although some people didn't use them at all) You may need more cash than suggested - we ate in restaurants which was better than picnics as we often needed a big bowl of pasta etc If you want to be as fit as possible then do some steep ascents and descents pre trip! Don't forget your blister plasters!
Is there anything else you would like to add?
Ode To Eric There once was a man with the knack Of guiding from the front (or the back) He shouted as he strode 'Only one more marble road And after that it's relatively flat'!