What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

For me the border crossings, from France to Switzerland, Switzerland to Italy and Italy to France were all spectacular - difficult days that made me feel a sense of achievement as passes were crossed, moving from one country to another.   On two of the rest days I took the opprtunity to take the respective cable cars up to stations high up on glaciers. An amazing experience to see the high mountains without having to be a mountaineer. 

What did you think of your group leader?

Our group leader Jenny was quite frankly superb. She was organised, kept us well briefed throughout the trek, and was tremendous fun to socialise with. It was pretty obvious she had many years of leading and her experience showed.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

For anyone who walks regularly or is reasonably active, this trek should not pose any significant physical challenges as long as you are reasonably fit before you come on this trek. That being said the more physical preparation you can do pre departure, the more you can enjoy the trek. Read the pre departre notes and even look at the Exodus trekking fitness guide and be honest with yourself you can do what's described. You want a challenge not an ordeal.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

Graham, our support: supported the camp site, drove the support vehicle and was our camp cook. The meals Graham made for us on trek were fabulous; he really put a lot of effort into the meals and it showed in the quality of the cuisine he prepared.   We were also lucky to have as a bonus a trainee leader on trek, Tom. Tom, Graham and Jenny made a great team who at all times went out of their way to make our trek as enjoyable and hassle free as possible - they were friendly, social and thoroughly good fun to trek with -what a great holiday, thanks guys.