MONT BLANC HIGHLIGHTS

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Just before reaching the summit on the last walk (Aiguillette des Houches 2285m), we saw 2 bearded vultures, a wonderful sight. The chalet hosts, John and Jayne could not have been more helpful and welcoming and both of them were happy to answer our questions and queries. 

What did you think of your group leader?

Anne was friendly, knowledgeable and efficient.  She was very patient with me - I was forever stopping to sniff, admire, ask about and photograph the multitude of Alpine flowers and plants along the routes.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Take clothing for all weathers and your swimsuit for the hot tub if you are in the Chalet Chocolat.  The 39degC water was excellent for the aching legs and feet after a long day on the hill!  It's a long day and be prepared for long, steady ascents. For a fantastic dinner on your free day, try the Aiguille du Midi Hotel restaurant - excellent food, staff and ambience.  Do take the Aiguille du Midi cable car, get there early to avoid long queueing.  It's wonderful at the top. 

Is there anything else you would like to add?

It was very handy and much appreciated to have bus tickets and train tickets included, enabling easy travel into and around town, and back and forth to the chalet.