What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
The climb up to Monte Piano and the Tres Cime although every day was a new experience.
What did you think of your group leader?
Karl was an affable fellow who managed to cater for everybodys needs and wants without fuss. He led us superbly through terrain where the snow had covered the paths and his knowledge of the trek and historical content was great.
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
May sound obvious but ensure your boots are well worn in and your travel insurance covers you for altitudes greater than 2500 metres. Most insurance policies cut out at this altitude (if you read the small print) and on some days you may go close to 3000 metres especially if you are on the challenge trek. Also be prepared for all weather events as the situation can change rapidly. Lastly, if you are a pole person - use them.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
The Hotel Adler experiece was excellent. The food was first class and they catered for my vegetarian needs very well. A drink in the bar at the end of the day with the group was also a nice way to finish the evening although watch your spending as the drinks bill over the period of a week can add up quickly! On the rest day we hired an electric bike which was great fun and a good way to get around the other villages.