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Emily Geldard

HometownChamonix, France

Years guiding16

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, Betty.

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 races 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.

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Region coverage

Chamonix Valley, haute savoie, Annecy, Beaufortain, Vanoise, Ecrins, Aosta Valley, Berner Oberland, German-speaking Valais, French-speaking Valais, Chablais, Pre-Alps, Jura

Fees $320 per day

Gallery

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

    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 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 (Photo: Daniel Fitzgerald)

    Emily running on the Grand Balcon Nord, Chamonix Valley

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