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Emily Geldard

Emily Geldard
Hometown
Chamonix, France
Certifications

International Mountain Leader

A bit about me

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.

Trail running background

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.

Why I love guiding

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.

Guide website
Guide website
Region coverage
Chamonix Valley
Annecy
Beaufortain
Vanoise
Ecrins
Aosta Valley
Berner Oberland
German-speaking Valais
French-speaking Valais
Chablais
Pre-Alps
Jura
Independent guide fee
$380
Gallery
Emily Geldard on snow on the Tour de Monte Rosa, Italy

Emily Geldard, Run the Alps guide on the Tour de Monte Rosa, Italy

Emily Geldard running in Val Veny, 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 Geldard, Run the Alps guide in front of the Mont Blanc massif.

Trail running Grand Balcon Nord, Chamonix Valley

Emily running on the Grand Balcon Nord, Chamonix Valley

Blog

Fall Trail Running in the Alps – And Two New Run the Alps Trips

Fall Trail Running in the Alps – And Two New Run the Alps Trips

If your schedule doesn’t allow you to run with us during the summer months, or if you like the sound of fall leaves on the trails, we hope you’ll consider our new fall trips! 

Guided

Dolomites Trail Running – Cortina

Dolomites Trail Running – Cortina

Our trip starts and finishes in Cortina D’Ampezzo. And in between? Dolomite villages, great cuisine, and beautiful trails in a dramatic alpine environment.

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Logo Socks

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