MONT BLANC CIRCUIT

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Reaching the top of Tete Nord des Fours at 2756m having climbed a long snow field and seeing the wonderful 360 degree views and, at the end of the day, lying in my tent, wrapped in my down sleeping bag in a meadow of glorious wild flowers, at the head of a valley, under a glacier, by a river and with cow bells in the distance .. All my dreams come true! Also the dips in cold mountain rivers at the end of hot days.

What did you think of your group leader?

I was pleased when I read that we were to have Graham as a leader as previous reviews of his leadership were glowing. He managed the group well but his job would have been easier if there had been a second leader to bring up the rear. He gave us the opportunities to stretch ourselves with extra peaks and further challenges on our 'rest' days and he took pains to explain each day in advance so we were well prepared and equipped for what lay ahead.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Everyone says it, but do get fit before you go. It makes the whole experience so much more rewarding! Ensure you have a memory card big enough to hold all those photos. Good, silicone ear plugs for some of the camp sites!

Is there anything else you would like to add?

I loved it so much that I may go and do it again next year! Jo, our cook and driver provided wonderful meals - better than the restaurant meals - was always smiling and at the end of each long day we arrived in our camp site to find the tents up and waiting for us, hot water for tea and cold beer in the cooler box. He ensured we had fresh bread for breakfast and our packed lunches and would do anything to enhance our experience. Thanks Jo!