Fantastic Alpine Experience
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
The 5 days walking were all incredible and the scenery was breathtaking. The rest-day telepherique ride to L'Aiguille du Midi and the time spent there right next to the climbers attempting the routes on Mont Blanc itself was visually amazing. Managed to see a baby Chamoix and her Mother on the last day!!
What did you think of your group leader?
Our Mountain Leader guide, Mark Dodwell was brilliant the whole week. Professional, knowledgeable and motivational. He really brought the mountains alive for us as a group. Rich and Sarah, the Exodus guys who looked after us at the chalet were fantastic, and Sarahs cooking is absolutely to die for - best food I've ever had.
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Moderate is probably a little understating the fitness level required to enjoy the trip. I would say Moderate with Challenging parts is probably more accurate. Expect to be doing the equivalent of ascending Scafell Pike each day, and walking 11 - 16km in distance for the 5 days walking. Some of the ascents are tough for those not used to hill walking and a couple of the descents are long and rocky. Definitely take walking poles.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
Thoroughly enjoyed the whole week and didn't want to come home at the end. Will definitely revisit this trip.