MONT BLANC ASCENT

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

The climb from the Albert Premier to the Trient refuge.

What did you think of your group leader?

The guide provided to us was astonishingly unsuited to the role of leading a group of novice climbers. Indeed it would not be an exaggeration to state that he considered us to be little more than an inconvenience to be tolerated. Of his numerous short comings the most serious was his failure to provide the sort of snow and ice climbing training required to climb Mont Blanc safely. Incredibly he even refused to show the group how to use their ice axes when asked directly.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

During the summit attempt you will be moving over steep ground so bear in mind that if you get the same guide our group did there is a possibility that you will be doing so without having received training in how to use your ice axe and crampons. I therefore recommend that you get some snow and ice climbing experience before you book this trip.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

It’s not worth paying the single room supplement as Exodus’ partners in Chamonix don’t necessarily provide you with a single room.