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Bruno Yates

Bruno Yates
Hometown
Annecy, France
Certifications

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
Annecy
Beaufortain
Vanoise
Dolomites
Aosta Valley
Berner Oberland
German-speaking Valais
French-speaking Valais
Chablais
Independent guide fee
$380
Gallery
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

Blog

In Defense of Savoring: Hillary Gerardi Reflects on her Mont Blanc FKT

In Defense of Savoring: Hillary Gerardi Reflects on her Mont Blanc FKT

Instead of asking, “What’s next?”, what would it look like if we slowed down a bit and really took the time to anticipate, live, and savor our experiences?

Guided

The Wild Italian Alps: A Taste of Tor des Géants

The Wild Italian Alps: A Taste of Tor des Géants

We’re eager to take you to the Alps of northwestern Italy. Our new trip to this region follows the first section of the legendary 330 km Tor des Géants ultra endurance event, from Courmayeur to Cogne, Italy.

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Trail Running Chamonix Mont Blanc

Trail Running Chamonix Mont Blanc

30 of the best routes in the world's top trail running destination: Chamonix and around Mont Blanc, with GPX files of every route