Trad, sport, ice, mixed, bouldering, north faces, classic ridges, powder, ski touring, Jon Bracey loves them all!
Brought up on a sheep farm in Lambourn, Berkshire the road ahead appeared well mapped out to follow in his Father’s footsteps. A drastic change in path came bizarrely when a new Chemistry teacher joined his school. As a keen climber and mountaineer Jonathan Martin generously gave many of the kids an opportunity to try rock climbing. Although far from a natural talent at this gymnastic endeavor Jon was instantly hooked, and here began a long love affair with the mountains and everything they encompass.
Becoming an IFMGA mountain guide has opened up a whole new chapter for Jon to share his passion, philosophy, and enthusiasm for the mountains. Whether teaching kids their first rock-overs at Les Gaillands crag in the Chamonix valley, or guiding highly experienced climbers on the big north faces of the Alps his optimistic attitude and positivity is boundless.
Jon has been based in Les Houches with his wife Karoline and two kids for over a decade.
Partners include Patagonia, Scarpa, and Black Diamond Equipment