TMB - Trekking Made Brilliant
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
The whole thing! The day over Grand Col de Ferret from Switzerland into France when we went up into the cloud and snow and came down into sun and rain (at the same time) may not sound like a highlight but all agreed it was. Cablecars on the first free day to Hellbronner and over the glaciers to Aiguille du Midi - just amazing! Hot chocolate in Bonatti Refuge, ice cream in Courmayeur.
What did you think of your group leader?
John was one of the best walk leaders I've ever had. Perfect pacing, useful tips and local knowledge. His advice on what clothes to take each day, based on weather forecasts, and how much water to carry, was always spot on. Claire moved our stuff and looked after us in camp and was just amazing!
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Go for it! It is challenging (I'd rate it a 5 rather than 4) and you need to be fit, but if you aren't quite as fit as you'd hoped, you gain fitness as you go along. The rewards more than match the challenge. Be prepared for any weather.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
When can I do it again?