Mont Blanc Camping Trek - really amazing trip!
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
The amazing views on the high passes, the great food, the good company.
What did you think of your group leader?
Nick did a great job leading our group and he lived in Chamonix so knew the area very well & had a good knowledge of the plants / trees / wildlife too.
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Make sure your walking boots are well worn in before the trip, one person in our group came with brand new boots and got blisters. Bring a reasonably warm sleeping bag, the highest camps were at about 1600m and temp got down to near 0 degreesC in August on clear nights. Eg mine was 3 season (Mountain Hardwear Lamina 20c) and was just warm enough on a couple of nights. Get a good sleeping mat, it doesn't have to be super compact and light as you are not carrying it while walking, I got the 'Thermorest luxury map, large' (7cm thick, 61cm wide) and it was amazingly comfortable & it made such a difference being able to sleep well every night, also helps keep you warm having a thick sleeping mat. Don't worry about a compact travel pillow either, just roll up a normal pillow from your bed at home, much more comfortable! Some of the campsites have washing machines and tumble dryers, so no need to bring lots of sets of clothes. Consider wearing your boots on the flight out, one person from our group lost their luggage. The single supplement is well worth the money as its nice to have your own tent and space.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
If you enjoy the outdoors and are reasonably fit, just book the trip, you'll love it!