MONT BLANC CIRCUIT
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
A great hill-walking trip with several notable features, the first of which to be mentioned must be the scenery. We were lucky with the weather. Rain on the first and last days but sun in between, which made for great views. The optional horizontal cable car journey which traverses the Alps near Mont Blanc is a must and a great way for a walker to get a sense of the technical areas of the mountain range.
What did you think of your group leader?
Second point is that we had a first class leader, a lady called Mel, who was very experienced in the Alps and highly knowledgable as to flora and fauna. Mel kept a very reasonable pace which kept everyone on board during the steeper climbs. She was also good fun. Mel made the trip memorable in her own right.
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Because this is a camping trip and the campsites are in the valleys, there was an uphill and downhill climb each day, which explains the 'challenging' label. The terraine itself is quiet straight forward. However, the campsites varied in quality and some forebearance is required. Most were good and acceptable to a non-camper like me, one was rough but located in a beautiful valley, and one had terrible bathroom facilities. Oddly, that last campsite was in Switzerland, one of the wealthiest countries in the world. My main complaint was the absense of recliner chairs at the end of a long day!
Is there anything else you would like to add?
All in all, well worth doing and very good value. I would (and might) do it again in the future