MONT BLANC TO THE MATTERHORN

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

First sight of the Matterhorn from a col

What did you think of your group leader?

Warm, accomplished, highly experienced, confident with an easy relaxed style - but we still all knew who was in charge.  Right out of the top drawer.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Despite the bulk, try to take a substantial mat for sleeping on the hard ground.  Self-inflating but with a 5cm height would be preferable.