Stuart Graham

August 1, 2014

Families in the Pyrenees
Office hour worked really with with whole family agreing the walk the night before. Everyone then knew what wa expected the next day so everyone got on with it without questioning it. This was a really important aspect to the holiday which we all liked and helped make it such a success. Well done for setting it up that way. We aso liked the chance to meet the other guests that we would walk with as we were S/C so otherwise would have been out of the loop a bit. The kids both really looked forward to office hour we even attended on our last night when we were no longer walking the next day! It was good to chat over the days sightings of wildlife etc. The four organisers were really outstanding and worked great as a team. They were all great at getting on with people and we all liked them. The kids (aged 13 and 17 loved talking to them). They were excellent role models for our kids and good company and the walks and effective leaders for us and the rest of the group. I am a very experienced mountain climber and would be able to lead all the walks easily myself, however, we went with colletts for the family experience and meeting others and also so that I did not need to carry the organisational role for my family. Although I know what I am doing in hill ground I had complete faith in the guides abilities The whole experience was very well organised so thanks for that. It is probably the best family holiday we have had. The individual walks selected for each day were very well worked out to get the full Pyrennes experience and great views, good wildlife and give full days walk but not getting too tired. As a butterfly enthusiast I got 65 different species during my holiday. Most of these came in my first two days in the Pyrennes with Colletts. That kept me more than happy. Whales and dolphins on ferry crossing on the outward and return legs were another highlight of the trip.