Jon Bracey

European Chief Guide, IFMGA Mountain & Ski Guide
J Bracey SL

Based near the French alpine town of Chamonix, our European Chief Guide Jon Bracey is one of the UK’s leading alpinists and a former competitor at the Ski Mountaineering World Championships.

Jon Bracey is one of Britain’s foremost alpinists having climbed many hard mixed routes in the Alps and established several new routes in Alaska, Greenland and the Himalayas. Along with his passion for expedition climbing, Jon has competed for Great Britain at the Ski Mountaineering World Championships, the Patrouille des Glaciers and the Pierra Menta.

Jon grew up on a sheep and cattle farm in Lambourn, UK, providing perfect training for alpine climbing with all the cold, early morning starts.

He is now based in Les Houches with his family and works year round as an IFMGA Mountain Guide. "I love the challenges of guiding classic north faces and harder winter climbs. Nothing beats seeing the immense satisfaction of clients on realising their dreams".

J Bracey SL2

"Jon was great and professional. He chose the right routes for me-suitable to my level yet challenging. Jon is really someone to count on! Jon’s professionalism and leadership are outstanding."

Reut Shavit, Israel
Chamonix Cogne Private Ice Climbing
J Bracey SL3

"Jon’s guidance was spot on the entire trip. We were so grateful for his professionalism, positive demeanor and natural ability to gauge the perfect pace and level of activity for our abilities. We had never gone alpine mountaineering before but felt so comfortable on the mountain with him. Good communication, technique advice, and endless patience! Never felt uncomfortable or rushed. Confident leadership, always safe, his experience was evident. Thanks for a wonderful experience and unforgettable memories in the mountains! We’re addicted and will be back for more!"

J Bracey SL

"I wanted to thank you for organising such a wonderful experience for me. Being a local boy from Chamonix and having shared time on the mountain with other guides, I must say that you have the BEST ones! From day one, I have personally felt very comfortable with Jon, Paolo, Roberto, Nick and Russell. I found each one of them to be incredibly patient, professional and extremely friendly towards us. Many times the timetable and the plans were changed, but not once did I hear the guides complain, well, not in my presence anyway!... I am very happy with how the trip was organised and the choice of climbs and decisions made. Thank you for making this trip a great and unforgettable experience."