MONT BLANC HIGHLIGHTS
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
The view of Lac Blanc on the third day of the walk. While having lunch beside the lake, I felt for moment that all my dreams are fulfilled. Even after a week from the holiday, I still stare at my photos from that day. It is hard to explain the scenery in one word as you can see the snow caped mountains,beautiful lake, refugee, ibex (mountain goats) etc in single location. For facebook users, you will be confused which photo to be made your profile photo.
What did you think of your group leader?
In one word, "perfect". I still wonder how a person can manage these many days of walking in a year. Being my first walking holiday, I was a bit worried about the difficulty of walking for five days. But he set the walk speed in such a way that we never feel the strain of walk. I was even ready for walk on the sixth day also. He kept on interacting each and every member of the walk and made sure the group enjoys the walk. Another thing not missed out is the endless flow of jokes from his mouth, But you have to listen carefully to understand them, which I couldn't do most of the times.
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Walk is within the limits of anybody who is used to 5-6 hours of weekend walking. Longest walks are on third and last day. I will be very helpful if you practice multiple days walking as we are tend to relax on the next day of our weekend walk. Being a centre based walking, we have the option of not to walk on any days if we dont feel like. Personally I will advise you not to miss out walk on third day (Lac Blanc). Also never ever forget waterproofs on any day of the walk.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
I can not finish my review without mentioning another two important characters in this beautiful holiday. They are Elaine (Oliver's wife) and Dylan (their dog). You will be amazed to see how Elaine caters to the needs of fifteen people for lunch and dinner. It is hard to explain Dylan in one word. He will be the main entertaintment fo the week. He will be with us for three walks and can even take a tiger it it comes in our way. I (sure, the whole group) just loved him. Last but not the least, don't miss out the blue berry tarts at the refugees during lunch time.