What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

For me, the day we walked in Italy was the most memorable from the journey through the Mont Blanc tunnel to the delicious ice-cream in Courmayeur. Also the trip up to Aiguille du Midi on our rest day was definitely worth doing. We took the cable-car up to the 12602 ft summit and returned to the mid station where we disembarked and walked to the Mer de Glace glacier, taking the tram back down to Chamonix.

What did you think of your group leader?

Simon Conroy was an exemplary leader and had just the right amount of interaction with the group, giving us plenty of time to take photos and admire the views. He demonstrated a good knowledge of the area and was totally in control, making us feel confident in his abilities at all times.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

I would recommend that anyone taking this holiday should be fairly fit and have recent experience in walking in mountains. Walking boots are recommended but I found that trail shoes were totally sufficient for the terrain in September. Walking poles would be most helpful.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

This was our first walking holiday with Exodus and we can wholeheartedly recommend it. It was fantastic to be part of a likeminded group to enjoy all that was on offer in the Savoy region.