Sensational terrain and scenery
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
The views of the Mont Blanc range as we walked day to day with different vistas of the same range will remain in the memory for a long time.
What did you think of your group leader?
Mark is a skilful guide, superfit, always ready with a story or anecdote and with a wealth of knowledge of the area. Walks can be tailored to suit the weather and / or the time of year when refuges may be shut and / or the ability of the group.
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
The week is denoted as Level 3 'moderate' and the trip notes explain why this mark is awarded. We were not fully prepared for the amount of 'up' at the start of the day and the amount of 'down' at the end. Most of the 'ups' feature ascents on rocky trails / paths where steps and height between rocks are certainly challenging for those of a slighter stature. Likewise most 'downs' feature work on sloping terrain which will test out the knees and thigh muscles. Sticks (a pair) are highly recommended.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
We found the accommodation at Chalet Chantel disappointing. A fuller review than allowed here is available on Tripadvisor: http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowUserReviews-g187261-d219799-r231642260-...