International Mountain Leader
I’m originally from Devon in the Southwest of England, where I made the most of the countryside by running, cycling and horse riding throughout my childhood. A climbing trip with the Dorset Expeditionary Society led me to the Chamonix valley, where I eventually moved in 2007. I gained my International Mountain Leader qualification shortly thereafter. I am now in Servoz, a 10-minute drive down the valley from Chamonix, where I live with my husband, Jack, and our dog, Bari.
Although I have always run since enjoying cross-country at school, living in the Alps encouraged me to run longer distances and I now prefer routes around 50-60 km such as the Dents-du-Midi and Trail Aiguilles Rouges. I also love to take part in races in areas which are new to me. I enjoy races for the challenge, camaraderie and the new trails that they take me along.
I love the mountains, I love people, and I love running! Running is the perfect way to travel, so you can cover a good distance yet have enough time to experience everything up close as you go. Meeting others and sharing all this with them makes it even better.
Emily Geldard, Run the Alps guide on the Tour de Monte Rosa, Italy
Emily Geldard, Run the Alps guide in Val Veny, Italy
Emily Geldard, Run the Alps guide in front of the Mont Blanc massif.
Emily running on the Grand Balcon Nord, Chamonix Valley
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