I am writing to firstly say thank you for getting the Dolomites trip organised in the face of adversity; although the climbs were still tough (I told myself it was cooler than last year so should be ‘easier’), I had a great time. The group was brilliant. I’ve made some new friends who along with old friends I hope to see on future trips.
Secondly, Lorenzo and his staff once again did us proud with a warm welcome, comfortable clean rooms, superb homemade food and a well-stocked bar! The taxi drivers were friendly and arrived early on which took the stress away.
Finally, I want to say how impressed I was with Ed’s leadership and organisation. Not an easy task for a young man with some ‘old and not so old bulls’ in the group. Ed handled the group with aplomb, allowing the stronger ones their head and encouraging those at the back to keep going. What an asset. Ian was his usual supportive, calm self and was like the shopkeeper in Mr Ben magically appearing at the side of the road in all the right places with support and loads of water. Arran was great on those difficult moments on the climbs, and we had a couple of in jokes between us.
All in all another fantastic trip and I hope to be on the Corsica trip next year!