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We had a small group (5 of us who all met on this trip) and our guide Bruno made everyone feel cared for and included. He was knowledgeable, funny, patient and thorough. This was one of those trips where one makes forever friends and leaves you feeling blessed and lucky to have chosen Alpine Hikers.

Bruno Yates


Bruno Yates considers himself extremely lucky to have grown up on the beautiful island of Jersey, part of The British Isles, but only a stone’s throw from the coast of France. Long summers spent playing on the beaches, swimming and sea kayaking, led to a lasting fascination with the outdoors and consequently a degree in Sports Science and Physical Geography. While on the mainland of Britain, he also discovered the fantastic mountains of the Lake District, Snowdonia and the Highlands of Scotland.

Bruno is an International Mountain Leader and a British Mountaineering Instructor. These qualifications have led to a variety of interesting work including guiding groups in far flung places (Greenland, Japan, India and Namibia to name a few) and teaching rock climbing and mountaineering in the United Kingdom. He worked at an Outward Bound School for several years and then as a college lecturer in Outdoor Education before becoming a freelance guide in 2011. He’s still an Associate Instructor at Outward Bound and also works for a charity which uses the mountain environment to help veterans struggling with PTSD.

“I love my job because of the variety of beautiful places it takes me to and the variety of people I get to work with, all age groups, nationalities and backgrounds. I’m blessed to live on the shores of the stunning Lac d’Annecy in France with The Aravis Mountains on the doorstep and Mont Blanc only an hour away. In my free-time you’ll find me either running, climbing, canoeing, swimming, cycling or skiing. The mountain environment is a unique place to escape the hum drum – a place to be grounded and re-connect with some of life’s simple pleasures.”

Meet Alpinehikers Guide: Bruno Yates

We understand that it's nice to know who you will be exploring the trails with during your Alpinehikers tour. My name is Eryka Thorley and I work in the Alpinehikers office as well as guide in the Alps. Each month we will be introducing you to another member of our fantastic guide staff in Europe and the Southwest. We look...

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