Mont Blanc Circuit

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

The sense of achievement from reaching summits was great together with a fantastic group camaraderie when the weather was not so good.

What did you think of your group leader?

Our group leader was friendly and helpful. He was very experienced and knew how to judge the overall level of the group without excluding members at either end of the fitness range. His does need to work on his word game skills - we're still waiting on a dessert beginning with Y !

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Bring wet gear and a warm sleeping bag even in the summer months. A head torch is a must (in life in general!). I was a little anxious about camping but it was great! We definitely had a lot more fun than the hotel group doing the same trip. It may not be glamorous but if you're willing to forget about straightening your hair for a couple of weeks, it's the way to go!

Is there anything else you would like to add?

Just remember that the weather is beyond anyone's control and sometimes itineraries may change - this is all part of the experience. Tom's cooking was absolutely fantastic - don't expect to lose weight on this trip, the food is just too tempting!!