What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

The long trudge each day to the ridge of a col - then a huge panorama opening up - picturesque valleys with glittering rivers, rewarding you for every step!

What did you think of your group leader?

Graham (mountain guide) was fantastic, he loves the mountains and was keen to teach us all about his place.  He set a great consistent pace that everyone could follow, while challenging fitter team members with optional extensions.  When the weather was good Graham would vary the route to ensure we had the most spectacular views and the best experience possible - some other groups walking at the same time missed these special experiences. Nothing was too hard for Graham or Lewis (camp manager) - they went the extra mile in every aspect to ensure it was a great trip.  Even the little things like buying special cheese from a local farmer to varying the trip schedule & timing to try and beat the weather.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Read the packing list carefully, take a huge bag and fit everything in!  Make sure you have helicopter rescue on your travel insurance. Walking poles are probably a good idea - they arent heavy to carry if you dont use them. 

Is there anything else you would like to add?

It was great that the mountain guide was careful in helping us with our equipment both ensuring we had the appropriate gear (with an opportunity to buy at reasonable prices in Chamonix) and instructing us on correct use.