MONT BLANC HIGHLIGHTS

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

The 360 degree view at the summit of the last day's climb. The photographs cannot truly capture the beauty of the surroundings and the sense of achievement.

What did you think of your group leader?

Oliver, compared by Swiss Guards on a previous trip, to Prince Charles!!!! is an excellent group leader who sets a perfect pace for the climbs and is always aware of the group's abilities. His jokes are ideal for Christmas crackers as they always made us groan.....every time. Dylan the fox terrier was great company on the walks and really missed on the days he had to have a rest day.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Make sure your camera is fully charged as round every corner there are photo opportunities....and lots of "wows". Remember that the chalet is a homely environment and cosy rather than expecting hotel accommodation.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

Oliver and Elaine's chalet is ideally situated for experiencing the highlights of the Mont Blanc area, stepping into Switzerland and Italy too. It was lovely to have gorgeous walks in perfect scenery and to be able to return to the chalet for a hot shower, and into the hot tub for those who wanted to linger in the soothing water after a day of adventures. The standard of walking was moderate and not too strenous for anyone of average fitness to achieve. Thank you Exodus for a thrilling experience.