What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Climbing up to the highest pass, looking back at what we had already covered and looking ahead into Italy. The flowers were fantastic all along the route, but especially at his point which made it all the more stunning.

What did you think of your group leader?

Alison was fantastic; appeared very laid back but was very skilled at managing the group.  She demonstrated what was in her rucksack at the beginning of the trip.  As a result most people carried a lot less, making the trip much more manageable and really do NOT need lots of changes of clothing, when staying mainly in mountain huts. She was also clearly very fit and experinced in the mountains, and always cheerful and positive.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Ensure you have a good level of fitness and have walked in mountains beforehand; it makes it much more enjoyable. Do not take too much stuff; quick drying gear which can be washed out and dry overnight is ideal, but be prepared for rain/sleet/snow.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

If taking anyting extra, make it a pair of socks!...