TMB - Camping

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Completing the whole TMB with the 1500m climb up Mount Brevant on the last day. In the public swimming pool in Chamonix, there is a nice indoor pool and sauna, but there is also a large outdoor pool - it was weird but wonderful to swim outside, surrounded by mountains partially covered in cloud.

What did you think of your group leader?

Heather was so much fun and knew how to encourage us up the hills - luring us with promises of good coffee and cake - and knowing where the best ice cream was found. But I also had confidence in her as a guide and felt safe and comfortable on the mountains. Neil - the camp organiser was also a star - hot water for tea always available and the food was amazing, especially considering the limited facilities he had at his disposal. Altogether they were a great team, who greatly contributed to the spirit of the trip

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Just to say that there are opportunities for washing clothes at some of the campsites (sometimes limited, but most managed a mid trip wash of kit). Be prepared to spend more on cake and ice creams than you might expect!