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Trail running and ultra in Chamonix

Trail running in Chamonix
Trail running and ultra in Chamonix
Trail running in Chamonix
Trail running in Chamonix

Improve your trail running skills and enjoy a fantastic experience in Chamonix on this trail running course led by experienced mountain guide James.



1 Day

All year




I am passionate about trail running and I put my skills and knowledge to enable you to live your passion for mountain running in all its forms and all year round…

I can guide and coach you in different areas:
– AlpiTrail
– Fast-hiking
– Mountain running (for beginners / experienced)
– Acknowledgement of races’ itineraries
– Well being exercises
– Mental preparation, training planning…

I take what the mountains are offering us to allow you to progress physically, technically and mentally.

Different programs can be organized:

1. Mountain running (from 2 to 7 days)
– Mental preparation for long distance running
– Physio- mechanical, bio-mechanical and musculoskeletal preparations
– Physical preparation, training, planning, race technics, race management, and nutrition.

2. Produce blood cells
– 5 to 7 days protocol with nights on altitude, validated with doctors specialized in mountain’s medicine.
– Physical activities linked to your trail running objective
– Mental preparation
– Physio- mechanical, bio-mechanical and musculoskeletal preparations
– Life’s hygiene.

3. Several-days trail running tours
– 3 days: Mont Ruant tour (France/Switzerland), Dents du Midi tour (Switzerland)…
– 6 days: From Chamonix to the Lake of Annecy, traverse of the massifs.
– 6 days: Tor des Géants, the high passes of the Aosta Valley…

4. High mountains running during the summer
– Get the basics of trail running in the mountains, on technical terrains and glaciers + learn the safety technics
– Get use to height difference running (it’s high, steep and in altitude): Tête Blanche, Aiguille du Tour, the Buet Traverse, Mer de Glace tour, Dôme de Miages…
– The eco summits… “one shot” ascent without taking lifts
> Eco 4000: Gran Paradiso (Italy), Bishorn, Dom of Mischabel, Monte Rosa 4000s (Switzerland)
> Eco Mont Blanc: Chamonix-Mont Blanc-Chamonix in less than 24 hours
> Eco Mont Blanc Premium: Courmayeur-Mount Blanc-Chamonix
> Eco elsewhere: Chamonix-Zermatt (3 days), la Vanoise (4 days), Toubkal in Morocco (5 days)…

5. Keep on the training during the winter (for a day or a weekend)
– Running on snow
– Cross country skiing
– Sportive snowshoeing
– Fast ski touring
– The winter Eco’s: Mount Blanc, Gran Paradiso, The 4 passes of Argentiere…skiing

As you can see, many things can be planned and organised. Please get in touch with me if you are looking for some great trail running experiences while being coached by an IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide and trail runner from the Chamonix valley. I will support you with great pleasure in what you want to achieve.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

The price does not include the guide´s expenses (accommodation, meals, lift tickets, etc).

About the guide

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Mountain Guide

A mountain guide for the last 20 years, I’m also a ski instructor, a mental coach, a trainer and a lecturer. Apart from climbing many summits in France, Switzerland, Italy, Ecuador and Africa, I’m the founder of Eco Mt Blanc (Mt Blanc ascent in less than 24 hours without using lifts and without spending the night in a hut). I’m also a “finisher” of many ultra-trail races, including the Tor Des Géants (330km and 24000 D+) in 132 hours.

For 6 years now, I’ve just been running for pleasure and greatly enjoy preparing runners, both technically and mentally, who seek to get started on long-distance races.

My profile:
• IFMGA-certified mountain guide
• Founder of the Kariboo-Adventure agency
• Ski instructor (certified by the Ecole Nationale de Ski et D’Alpinisme)
• Trainer at the Fédération Française de Ski
• University graduate in mental preparation and performance coaching
• Mental skills coach at the FFS
• Health & wellbeing coach in various companies
• Lecturer on emotion management and team building at several universities


Italian | French | English

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What people are saying about this trip



We were taken good care of by James. He met us for drinks when we arrived and told us about the area in Chamonix. We found his way of thinking of trailrunning and his experience so interesting. Unfortunatly he had to take care of his father who was sick, the day we had planned our trip. He arranged that Tony Sbalbi would take us. We had some problems understanding eachother, but he took good care of us. And we had an amazing day doing the trip we had planned with James. We walked up to Plan de I'aiguille, and run to mer de glace, and then down to Chamonix by the forrest. We really loved it! Nature, working hard and adrenalin! We can't wait to go back! Thank you!

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