Mont Blanc Highlights

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

The view along Col Ferret (of Grandes Jorasses and Monte Bianco), the alpine flower meadows below the Col de Vosa .... and zig-zagging up, up, up the Brevent summit on our free day!

What did you think of your group leader?

Great! He adapted the walks according to weather and group and is very knowledgeable about the area, knows his flowers and found marmots! Beware of his jokes!

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Be prepared for the itinerary to be altered - even in mid-June this year the snow was too low to do some of the advertised programme. Flowering of the alpine meadows also varies depending on severity and length of winter etc but they are stunning if your timing is right!!

Is there anything else you would like to add?

I did the Tour de Mont Blanc in August 2012 and came back to see the alpine meadows in flower and to "do" the Brevent which was torrentially rained off the first time!! This holiday is a great alternative if you have only got a week! You still get a real feel for the area and its stunning beauty! (If you've got 2 weeks and can up your fitness even more, I'd recommend the whole circuit- every day was amazing!)