MONT BLANC HIGHLIGHTS
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Hard to pick one single moment, the views of Mont Blanc and surronuding mountains on the various treks throughout the week are all breathtaking, although the panoramic 360 view on the last day at the top of Agiuillette du Brevent are amazing. Make sure your camera is well charged!
What did you think of your group leader?
Oliver is a fantastic leader. What he doesn't know about the mountains, history, and the flora and fauna really isn't worth knowing. He clearly loves and enjoys what he does, and he made a real effort with the group to make sure the slower members of the group were ok, without holding back the faster walkers amongst us. I couldn't fault his leadership. The trip alone is excellent, but Oliver really puts the icing on the cake.
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Make sure you take lots of layers. I found that when we set out in the morning it was usually quite fresh and chilly, but by the time you got walking, you soon build up some heat and the midday sun in the mountains can be very strong, so make sure you have some suncream, glasses and a hat. Waterproofs are essential as well, as the rain can come out of nowhere.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
The trip is perfect for seeing the 'highlights' of the area, with each walk slightly different than the last - all with fantastic scenery. From the organisation, to our hosts Oliver and Elaine - I cannot fault the trip in any way.