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Becki Penrose

HometownLeeds, UK

Years guiding9


International Mountain Leader

A bit about me

I was born and raised in Yorkshire, Northern England but am rarely there nowadays, as I travel regularly between the Peak District, Northern Wales, the Lake District and the Alps. I love running on the trails and in the mountains. I also love to spend my leisure time negotiating some of the white water rivers of the UK and Europe in my kayak and open canoe, as well as chasing the snow on skis.

Trail running background

I really enjoy the buzz of trail races and have completed a few ultras, both in the UK and the Alps. But I’m equally happy with a good long day – or few days – running through the hills with good companions, both human and canine! The appeal for me is the ability to journey through stunning landscapes, keeping it light and simple.

Why I love guiding

One of my favorite things is sharing what excites me with others and seeing them experiencing that buzz, too.  I love running on the trails and I can’t get enough of the Alps.  What could be better than helping other enthusiastic people to get out on the trails, discover amazing places and views, and taste the delights of hard-earned cake and other local delicacies? All while helping to keep them safe and informed as they create awesome memories and start to imagine and plan for new adventures!

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Region coverage

Chamonix Valley, haute savoie, Annecy, Ecrins, Aosta Valley, Berner Oberland, German-speaking Valais, French-speaking Valais, Chablais

Fees $320 per day


  • Becki Penrose running on green grass with mountains and glaciers at the backand.

    Becki Penrose Run the Alps Guide in the Bernese Oberland.

  • Becki Penrose in an orange kayak at River Soca, Slovenia

    Becki Penrose, Run the Alps Guide at River Soca, Slovenia

  • Becki Penrose running on rocks near Samoens, Haute Savoie

    Guide Becki Penrose gets in some downtime in the high country above Samoens, France. (Photo: Sam Hill.)

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