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Bruno Yates

Bruno Yates
Annecy, France

International Mountain Leader

A bit about me

I’ve worked as a mountaineering instructor in the UK and overseas. Annecy is the ideal place to indulge in my passions for biking, swimming, rock climbing, canoeing and skiing. I am now enjoying introducing my two young children to the joys of the mountains.

Trail running background

Running has been a constant fascination since my teenage years. At first, I was hooked on the physical challenges of harder and faster, and then the great sense of well-being experienced when everything starts to “flow.” Similarly, I now love trail running for the combination of challenging ascents, the extraordinary mountain environment, and the exhilarating descents!

Why I love guiding

For me, the pleasure of guiding comes from being with people who are seeking the same kind of experiences in the mountains. Maybe they are new to the Alps or to mountain sports or maybe they are seasoned trail runners looking for a bigger challenge. No matter what someone’s level of experience is, it’s impossible not to come away with a big smile and a profound sense of satisfaction after finishing a run in such an awe-inspiring landscape. Sharing that experience with others is the icing on the cake!

Guide website
Guide website
Region coverage
Chamonix Valley
Aosta Valley
Berner Oberland
German-speaking Valais
French-speaking Valais
Bruno Yates running in the Italian Dolomites

Bruno Yates, Run the Alps Guide in the Italian Dolomites

Bruno Yates in a kitchen with a Nepalese guy Circuit, Nepal

Bruno Yates, Run the Alps Guide on the Manaslu Circuit, Nepal

Bruno Yates with a blue mug and 5 white horses in Ladakh, Indian Himalaya

Bruno Yates, Run the Alps Guide in Ladakh, Indian Himalaya


Run the Alps Announces Salomon Limited Edition Collaboration!

Run the Alps Announces Salomon Limited Edition Collaboration!

Run the Alps is pleased to share the very first news of a special Alps trail running collaboration with Salomon– and the first chance to order your limited edition Run the Alps gear!


Tour du Mont-Blanc

Tour du Mont-Blanc

The Tour du Mont-Blanc is the most famous trail running route in the world, and for good reason. Wandering over mountain trails from France, to Italy, to Switzerland and back into France, the “TMB” footpath includes some of the most iconic mountain terrain anywhere. We’ll kick off the trip with a day of running one of Chamonix’s

New gear

Reusable Euro Market Bag

Reusable Euro Market Bag

Thanks to our crew and friends here in Chamonix, it's not unusual to spot our reusable bag at the Saturday morning market. Now, you can use it at your local farmer's market, too!