MONT BLANC HIGHLIGHTS
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
We had a week of mixed weather, ranging from full waterproofs, rain & low cloud, to blue sky, sunglasses and sun cream. The 2 best walks were (a) through the Mont Blanc tunnel into Italy for a walk in the shadow of Mont Blanc giving amazing views, and (b) the walk up to Tete de Balme on the France/Switzerland border.
What did you think of your group leader?
Nick was very good. He modified the walks to take account of the poor weather conditions, and made the very best of the days with good weather. He managed a group of mixed abilities well, including offering different options on the Tete de Balme day. He also entertained us with slide shows of some expeditions he had been on.
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
There are many options for the free day. We went to Annecy, which takes awhile by train, but which is well worth a visit to see the lovely medieval old town. Also would recommend the micro brewery in Chamonix ;-)
Is there anything else you would like to add?
Special mention to John & Jayne, who looked after us so well at Chalet Chocolat. Breakfasts were vast, and there was lots of choice for packed lunches, while the dinners were just fab, with very tasty menus, and even a beer tasting session one evening. John & Jayne even parted with their fab recipes so we can try to create the same standard at home! However, a word of warning...John is a dab hand on the in-house table football...you have been warned!