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Paul Spackman

Paul Spackman
Servoz, France

International Mountain Leader

A bit about me
I’ve been lucky enough to lead expeditions all over the world, from fat-biking in Greenland to trekking in Afghanistan, as well as leading climbing expeditions in the high mountains of the Himalayas.

Between running trips and races, I also manage my own leadership, team building and mentoring business. This brings the best leadership elements of my various experiences into the outdoors where I help others define their own leadership style.

Trail running background

I absolutely love running. Trail running has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember and has always been core to my fitness and mental health. Once I left the Army, running remained a big part of my life and I suddenly found myself craving challenges to go further and higher. Eventually, it lead me to completing the UTMB twice and set the foundation for a sport that truly makes me happy. I love to run in all weathers and all seasons – it’s such a wonderful way to connect with nature and the environment.

Why I love guiding

It is always an absolute pleasure and privilege to show my guests around some of the most beautiful mountain regions in the world. I love to meet new people, share stories of the mountains together and enjoy the journey. 

Sharing my experience and helping guests to improve their running through coaching and skill development is something I particularly enjoy. 

Guide website
Guide website
Region coverage
Chamonix Valley
Aosta Valley
Berner Oberland
German-speaking Valais
French-speaking Valais
Independent guide fee
Run the Alps guide Paul Spackman

Every Trail Runner’s Biggest Fear: Keeping Up With the Group

Every Trail Runner’s Biggest Fear: Keeping Up With the Group

I’m not sure I can run up those hills. What if I’m the slowest? How do I know which trip is right for me?


Trail Run with The Mirnavator in Switzerland!

Trail Run with The Mirnavator in Switzerland!

Mirna Valerio, aka “The Mirnavator,” is back again this summer, and we could not be happier! This time, we’re headed to Switzerland’s Bernese Oberland, home of the iconic Eiger, Mönch, and Jungfrau.

New gear

Patagonia Black Hole Duffel

Patagonia Black Hole Duffel

A few years ago, we started looking for the perfect bag for our clients to move their belongings from inn to inn, when they’re trail running the Tour du Mont-Blanc. This is it! The 55-liter size has enough room for a few sets of town clothes and personal effects.