SIERRA NEVADA & GRANADA
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
For me, just being surrounded by the sublime landscape of the region.
What did you think of your group leader?
Jeremy Rabjohns is an excellent group leader who is considerate of all the needs of all individuals and the group alike.At no time did I feel like just another group member,Jeremy really took time to get to know each of us on a one to one level,which enabled us as individuals to get the most from our trip. Personally I was interested in photographing the landscape and so at times needed to be apart from the group,either in front or behind,I was never inhibited or made to feel a burden. Jeremy has a very good knowledge of the local flora and fauna alike and thus is able to answer most questions in this regard.He is also very knowledgeable of the local history regarding the Moorish peoples who once inhabited these lands,he has even written a book on walks in the area and so is more than qualified to lead.He is also able to speak Spanish and is very helpful to those who wish to shop and order food etc. In general I found Jeremy to be an exceptional leader,and a decent, down to earth,good to honest bloke which these days seems to be the exception rather than the rule.
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
I personally did not feel that poles are necessary.Ankle length (short) walking boots were fine for me.I used a hydration pack as opposed to bottles which I think is better.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
The hotel Berchules is good and clean with a well stocked bar,plenty of hot water,great food and the most brilliant staff. I did have my doubts about this trip and was the last to book,however, I had a brilliant time and I think you will too so just book it!!