SLOVENIA: JULIAN ALPS TRAVERSE

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Running down the scree the day before the ascent on Triglav and coming down off Triglav: Scary, but stunning.

What did you think of your group leader?

David was a lot of fun. He added a lot to the trip. He was clearly popular with the staff in the huts, too...

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Pack light! Ruthlessly llight for the hut-to-hut days. Some sections are genuinely demanding. Scary, too. You need a good head for heights, and not just on summit day.Wet wipes were my best friend. I used about 20 of them. No hot water for periods, and no water to speak of at two places.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

Astonishing scenery, and, for me, a genuine challenge. Carrying the weight on your back makes it that much more difficult. Don't let the obscurity of the destination put you off. Some of the huts were extremely basic in terms of washing facilities, but overall the network is excellent.