MONT BLANC HIGHLIGHTS

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

There was not one particular moment, but this was out first ever Alpine holiday and, despite a curtailed itinerary due to the severe prolonged winter, and some initial mediocre+cloudy weather, we had many stunning and inspirational views. Another highlight was the cable car trip (on the day off) to the Aiguille du Midi

What did you think of your group leader?

Simon was very good - ex army and you knew you were in safe and dependable hands. He had to deal with rejigging the itinerary as it was unsafe to follow several of the intended routes and also deal with a group which had some folks frustrated at not walking the average of seven hours a day which the trip notes suggested, whilst others in the group wished we were doing somewhat less than we did.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

I would recommend this trip but suggest doing it a bit later into the season - we did it the second week of june - perhaps just a couple of weeks later than we did. On the day off you would do very well to find a more beatiful setting and excellent evening meal than at the Aiguille du Midi hotel, nestling directly beneath the Bosson glacier (also seen from the chalet)

Is there anything else you would like to add?

The chalet was magnificent and although we had a main group leader, Jane and John who ran the chalet were really very much part of the team, making all our meals and transporting us in the minibuses at the start and finish of each day. Their hospitality and most especially their food was magnificent ps this is actually written by Steve rather than Anne Haigh