Carolyn Henderson - Mountaineering and Activity Holiday Alps

April 2021


This was our 4th holiday with Undiscovered Mountains. We find it’s a perfect format with adventurous, active teenagers. While we repeated a few favourite activities like white water inflatable canoeing (hot dogs), canyoning, hydrospeed and mountain biking, we did them at different locations from previous years so it was a totally different experience and there is always such a big choice of other activities on offer too. A particular highlight this year was the ascent of Les Rouies, a stunning 3,600m peak with a glacier. It involves an overnight stay in the lovely Pigeonnier Refuge and it’s an amazing experience. A long trek but absolutely worth the effort. Bernard as always was a fantastic guide - so professional, knowledgeable and reassuring but also great fun to be with. Sally and JB make the organisation of the holiday very smooth and personalised and were able to juggle activities around on the rare occasions they had to be postponed due to weather. The whole region is so beautiful you could not fail to fall in love with it!