A number of events happened which could have affected this holiday. We all lost luggage on the first day & there was very little snow. Depsite this, our guide, Lorenc, overcame all of these obstacles to make this a thoroughly enjoyble holiday.
We all lost our luggage because our plane from Zagrab to Sarajevo left early to avoid the fog which was getting worse. But in their effort to leave, there wasn't any time to load our luggage. But it all worked out ok. The holiday included a tour of Sarajevo anyway, so Lorenc did this first & organised collection of our luggage after finding what plane it was coming in on.
But for the snowshoeing - there was very little snow. So Lorenc took us trekking instead! This included a walk up to Bjelašnica which could have been dangerous because of the risk of hard packed & icy snow. However, Lorenc skillfully avoided these parts & we had a safe & enjoyable day instead. The last day should have been snow shoeing in the Trebević Mountains, but knowing that there was no snow, Lorenc proposed, & we agreed, that we go back to Bjelašnica where there was a ski slope with snow. So, we finished the last day actually doing some snow shoeing.
All the time, we were impressed by Lorenc's attention to safety. He always carried a large rucksac which seemed well equiped to handle any emergency. He led us with much humour & competence.