Victoria Chelton

Victoria Chelton

Trekking Guide

Victoria was born and raised in the Lake District, UK. She spent 14 years working predominantly in Scotland, Wales and the Lake District, in addition to trekking and climbing work in other parts of Europe and South America.

  • Bio

    Victoria Chelton HeroVictoria realised her passion for the outdoors at a young age, and from sixteen worked towards a career in the outdoors industry building experience with cold Scottish winters trekking and climbing and summers instructing rock climbing in Northern Wales.

    She moved to Chamonix in 2007 and has made this home, pursuing her career as an International Mountain Leader (Accompagnateur De Montagne). Victoria Chelton RockClimbing and mountaineering have always been her primary passion, however, in recent years her discovery of trail running has taken her focus in another direction. In her spare time you'll find Victoria competing in a number of ultra-marathon events including the Chamonix Marathon, Aiguille Rouge Race and the CCC.

    Having completed the series of UK qualifications, Victoria holds the top level of UK Mountaineering Instructional Award (MIC) and International Mountain Leader Award. She has also worked as a trainer and assessor both for the National Governing Body (MLA Scheme) and the British Military; a technical advisor for PGL (high ropes), and as a trek and expedition leader.

    Victoria has been guiding treks for Adventure Consultants based in Europe for a number of years, her wealth of experience making her an accomplished, adept and knowledgeable guide!

  • Victoria's Testimonials

    "Victoria absolutely was wonderful, especially in light of the challenging conditions that required day by day determinations. She provided a safe, secure and fun approach to each day of the trek."
    Andrew Hughes, USA, Tour du Mont Blanc, 2018

    "I felt so well cared for by Victoria. I was obviously the novice who needed help along the way... and I received positive reinforcement, skill development and felt decisions that were made along the way due to conditions were brilliant and kept us safe the entire time."
    Jill Day, USA, Tour du Mont Blanc, 2018

    "Vic was fantastic! She lifted people that needed it and stayed clear when needed to as well – very good at reading peoples body language in a variety of scenarios. She was very knowledgeable, had a great sense of humour, good fun to be with."
    Jane White, Tour du Mont Blanc, 201