MONT BLANC ASCENT

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Summitting Mont Blanc on what the guides told us was the best day of the season weather wise. We could even se Lake Geneva.

What did you think of your group leader?

Our leader over the first 3 days trained us in the use of ice axes, crampons etc but made no concessions for my age and told me he thought I wouldn't make the summit. On the actual ascent our new guide was excellent and said if I was determined to do it and took it slowly I had a chance of doing it. He was a gem.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

It really justifies its E grading. If you are younger and fit it shouldn't be a problem. If you are older be aware of what you are taking on.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

Why do people run marathons? Why do people row single handed acroos the Atalntic etc. They all want to challenge themselves and Mont Blanc is a real challenge.