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Alister Bignell

HometownInterlaken, Switzerland

Years guiding12

Certifications

International Mountain Leader

A bit about me

The outdoors and especially the mountains have been a way of life for me for as long as I can remember, starting with a career as an outdoor instructor in the UK and then a permanent move out to the Alps in 2006. As well as running lots, I like to go climbing in the summer and winter with friends, exploring new corners of the Alps and trying to improve my languages. The constant through all of this is plenty of fresh coffee and local cakes!

Trail running background

An avid racer of both short and long distances on road and trail, I’m as much motivated by the training required as the actual competition.

Why I love guiding

Sharing the Alpine trails with people and seeing them inspired by this amazing landscape is what motivates me as a guide. It’s also a constant reminder to see familiar landscapes through fresh eyes, as there is always something new to be learned from guests!

 

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Region coverage

Chamonix Valley, haute savoie, Berner Oberland, German-speaking Valais, French-speaking Valais

Fees $320 per day

Gallery

  • Run the Alps Guide Alister Bignell serves up the first course at Les Mottets, on the Tour du Mont-Blanc.

    Run the Alps Senior Guide Alister Bignell serves up the first course at Les Mottets, on the Tour du Mont-Blanc.

  • Run the Alps Guide Alister Bignell and Kate at the Loriaz Hut, French Alps

    There's just a little bit of snow this winter, in the Alps! (Photo by Doug Mayer.)