Join Jules, a UIMLA mountain leader, on this Chamonix trail running training. Explore the beautiful and challenging trails in the Alps during one or more days!
May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
This Chamonix trail running trip is a great opportunity if you want to train on beautiful landscapes in the Alps. During this trip you will get to know challenging routes and you will be able to improve your running skills.
Have you ever thought of the idea of discovering the pleasure of sports while you enjoy spectacular views? The mountains that surround Chamonix are impressive. And having the possibility of enjoying the beauty of Mont Blanc while you train is a once in a lifetime experience.
In this opportunity, everybody can join in. Depending on your skills and experience, I will modify the distances and altitude changes so as to guarantee your comfort and safety. In addition, you may join this adventure during 1 or more days!
Some of the places we can go to are Argentiere village, Mer de Glace and Aiguilles de Chamonix.
Join me on this great Chamonix trail running training, send a request to book this trip! I’ll be glad to show you the different routes to practice in this wonderful area.
If you prefer a more relaxed trip, you may want to check out other itineraries I offer such as Hike to Lacs de Fenêtres in the Valais.
- Guiding fee
The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc).
Let me know if you would like to do trail running in Switzerland.
LIGHT BACKPACK - A jacket like Gore-Tex or similar, waterproof and breathable to withstand the bad weather in the mountains - A high hot long sleeve fleece fur - A survival blanket, a whistle - A cap or headband - A hat and thin gloves in case of bad weather - Sun glasses suitable for running - Long tights in case of bad weather - Some cereal bars and energy drinks - A plastic bag for waste - Biodegradable toilet paper - A minimum of 1.5l water bottle - A little cash - A headlamp
TO CARRY - Running shorts - A short-sleeved shirt - A long-sleeved shirt in case of bad weather - A pair of running socks - The trail shoes already worn
ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT ADVISABLE - A pair of poles - A camera
UIMLA Mountain Leader and Trail runner
I discovered mountain hiking at a young age with my parents, visiting different refuges in the Alps and in my region. When I was 12 years old I got my first race bike, and a beautiful adventure started where I discovered a fascinating universe. Cycling became a huge passion and I traveled more and more kilometers discovering my region. I increased distances and when I was 16 years old I would take 150-200km trips in the mountain.
At 17, I decided to take a rather crazy challenge: the Tour du Mont-Blanc in 1 day in road bike (320km and 8000m+). I rode a lot during those years and I participated in some cyclosportives during the summer. Trail remained unknown to me. In 2005, I was a volunteer in the UTMB and I thought that all those trailers were a bit crazy. The next years, the CCC was created, and since I was too young to participate I helped my brother.
I decided to start in trail in 2007 with the CCC and I trained only for cycling. The race went quite well and I took a big step towards the race of all races, I planned the UTMB for 2008.
I started to get more and more into trail and to enjoy more and more running in the mountain during the summer. I participated in many trails to get prepared to the UTMB. The initial 60km of the Mont Blanc were a true suffering with gastric problems, but I managed to finish the race. I needed to try it again in 2009 to prove myself. This race was like a dream, and I arrived 27th at Chamonix.
I got more and more invested in this sport, and after the UTMB of course I dreamed of the Grand Raid in the Reunion Island! I ran and arrived 15th in 2010 after an UTMB truncated by bad weather conditions.
But returning from Reunion, I started thinking about a new incredible race: Tor des Géants!
During 2011, because of a professional change, I could dedicate more time to my favourite sport and I could improve a lot during a great season, having been the winner of Tor des Géants, which is considered the hardest on foot endurance test in the world.
Currently, I practice ski-alpinism in winter, and my summers are dedicated to trail, with a lot of bike-trail mixed trainings. The objectifs remain the same, to
go beyond my own limits and to discover the mountains! I can also share my passions by teaching ski in winter and being mountain leader in summer, as well as supervising trail stages around Mont-Blanc or diverse hikes.
Depuis le début de l’année j’ai fais le choix de tout faire afin de me rendre 2 jours par moi à Chamonix afin de m’y entrainer dans des conditions optimales et entre amis. Nous avons donc une connaissance très moyenne des itinéraires idéals à l’entrainement Trail. Le fait d’avoir pu profiter d’une interface tel que Explore-Share.com a quelque chose de magique. En effet, elle permet de rassembler ce que j’aime à appeler les 3 P > Passion, Performance et Partage. Cela nous a permis très rapidement et simplement d’organiser un mini stage de 2 jours avec Jules- Henri, accompagnateur en montagne et Trailer de très haut niveau. Amoureux de la montagne, il nous a permis de découvrir des lieux et paysages magnifiques en cette période d’automne. Vivement le printemps même si on a déjà prévu de le retrouver cet hiver pour du ski de rando !
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