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Number of Reviews: 83 Overall score: *****
Lac Blanc, France
***** Written

MONT BLANC HIGHLIGHTS

The walks were definitely challenging for an occasional hiker such as myself and the trip notes are well written in this regard. An experienced, individual hiker might find Grade C treks more suitable, however. Views were lovely but not awe-inspiring. I found the chalet very clean, cosy and comfortable. Elaine worked hard in the kitchen to produce well-planned and balanced meals. Word of warning; if you're not used to the French diet be prepared to put on a few pounds despite all the daily exercise! The third floor lounge is spacious and a great gathering spot before and after dinner. Refreshments were economically priced and well-stocked. If you're looking for a reasonably paced holiday with very well-informed and like-minded travellers, this won't disappoint.
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Lac Blanc, France
***** Written

MONT BLANC HIGHLIGHTS

An excellent holiday and nice to know that at the end of each day, one returned to a chalet with all creature comforts and good food.
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Lac Blanc, France
***** Written

MONT BLANC HIGHLIGHTS

the best walking trip i have been on....great hosts in oliver and elaine...spectacular scenery and views...
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Lac Blanc, France
***** Written

MONT BLANC HIGHLIGHTS

I had never been to walk in the Alps before and had never been on a walking holiday of this sort, so decided to go with Exodus. The whole experience was excellent, from the chalet where we were based, to the area as a whole and the walking in particular.
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Lac Blanc, France
***** Written

MONT BLANC HIGHLIGHTS

A thoroughly enjoyable and well organised week. Oliver and Elaine are excellent hosts, the Chalet Savoy is a comfortable and homely base for the trip with amazing views, and the food is excellent. The five treks are all different, varied and well planned. All in all, this is a fantastic trip to see the best of the Mont Blanc area.
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Lac Blanc, France
***** Written

MONT BLANC HIGHLIGHTS

Oliver, the leader, was unenthusiastic, like an office clerk doing the same job for years. He was difficult to understand, sometimes snappy but foremost, I felt like on a school trip when a teacher would scold you for anything. It was obvious he had some bad experience in the mountains, because even when you tried to keep walking, tired of stopping all the time, and stayed ahead of the group, he panicked and would brag about safety in the mountains for hours &days! Food was quite basic, we all craved for veg and fruits and had to stock up ourselves with those things. Last but not least, it didn't feel like grade B+, there were too many stops, you couldn't get into the rhythm of walking because of the guide stopping with his dog every 5 minutes! That was quite annoying as we didn't pay for a stroll with a dog in the park.
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Exodus Response

Oliver has been an Exodus leader for many years and his knowledge and experience are of the highest level. He regularly scores very highly in our client feedback survey and as can been seen from other comments on this review page, clients have been extremely happy with him and the trip as a whole. Oliver also leads winter itineraries for us and you will be able to see many 4 and 5 star reviews on these also: Trip codes CEB, CEC and CYC. For any leader client safety on the trip is essential and this means ensuring the group do not become too spread out on a walk. This can be more tricky to manage in a group with varying abilities but all our leaders are experienced at managing this situation to ensure that the group are happy and enjoy the trekking pace. Please note that this itinerary is Grade B and not B+ and the itinerary has been set to reflect this. Elaine, Oliver’s wife prepares a delicious menu throughout the week and again you will see from previous reviews that this is well received. With each evening meal there are normally 3 different vegetables served and breakfast and lunch usually include fruit. Dylan their Fox Terrier does accompany some of the walks and has proved a popular addition. He is extremely friendly and loves having his photo taken!
Lac Blanc, France
***** Written

MONT BLANC HIGHLIGHTS

A great week. Weather not perfect but Oliver varied the programme to fit. The group  of 15 had 4  'couples' and 7 singles but all laughed together at Olivers stream of jokes and stories and shared the pleasures of walking in a great area. Elanine kept us well fed and the chalet was cosy with hot tub, sauna, sky and ping pong, as well  as goats and a donkey just outside.
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