Mont Blanc Highlights
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
All the walks were wonderful, the one that really stood out for me was travelling through the Mont Blanc Tunnel into Italy and then walking up to the Bonatti Refuge and being rewarded with a cup of hot chocolate ( which I have to say is the best I have ever tasted).
What did you think of your group leader?
Mark was very knowledgeable and explained each walking day in detail the night before so we knew what to expect. He was friendly with everyone and pointed out things of interest along the way with amusing stories and anecdotes, keeping us entertained. His 'Alpine Shuffle' kept us all together and enabled all of our group to achieve the assents and descents ensuring nobody was left behind.
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
I feel that not only do you require a general level of fitness as the brochure states, but ideally, you should also be a regular hill walker as the assents could be challenging for some and descents tiring at the end of the day. This should not put anyone off of this wonderful trip as long as you are confident of your ability.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
Thanks to Jane and Colin, our chalet hosts. What can I say the room was clean, warm and comfortable, nothing was too much trouble. As for the food - this was fantastic, a lovely variety throughout the week, all being well cooked and presented; there was always plenty to fill you after a days walking. They provided a great selection for our packed lunches, always being topped up, ensuring enough for everyone. The hot tub was an added bonus to ease any aches at the end of the day.