What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Can't pick one moment ... so many amazing views . I shall never forget the beautiful lush wild flower meadows, the dazzling bright minature alpine flowers seemingly growing out of bare rock . The feeling of freedom , after walking up to just below the peaks ,and surveying all below me . I didnt want to leave .
What did you think of your group leader?
What a liitle gem was Karl Mather ! A true Gent who oozed enthusiasm and love for the region . He clearly knew the paths like the back of his hand and he looked after us like a shepherd on the hills . He had taken the time to learn about local history and culture and it was very interesting to learn aout the Italian and Austrian fight for the peaks and to see the remains of fortresses and trenches. He told some strange but true local legends and myths which kept him amused and us bemused !
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
The trip was accurately described and exodus provided good support and communication before , during and after the trip . Pack your swimming costume and try the sauna etc at the lovely quirky hotel .Don't be put off by the Rest day ... make the most of it and hire a bicycle and ride around villebasse or the adjacent valley ... so beautiful . take your ear plugs if you are a light sleeper... those chuch bells are loud if you are facing the square.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
thank you Exodus I will travel with you again. Already planning to return to the area on your snow shoe trip