Jon Bracey


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Chamonix, United Kingdom
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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.

Living in Les Houches with his family, he enjoys working year round as a IFMGA mountain guide.

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Matt following the first pitch of steeper terrain on Beyond Reason.  © Pete Whittaker

News New Routes on Aiguille des Pélerins and Tour Ronde by Bracey, Helliker & Whittaker

Matt Helliker, Jon Bracey and Pete Whittaker recently teamed up to make two first ascents in the Mont Blanc Massif, Beyond Reason ED V 5+/5c (M6+/R) 550m on the Aiguille des Pélerins as a three and another on the NW shoulder of the Tour Ronde e...

Matt on the final pitch pulling steep moves on some funky unconsolidated snow ice.   © Jon Bracey
Matt on the final pitch pulling steep moves on some funky unconsolidated snow ice.   © Jon Bracey

News New Mixed Line on Aiguille Noire de Peuterey by Helliker and Bracey

Matt Helliker and Jon Bracey have established a new mixed line, "Past Da Pesto" (M7, 450m) on the NE face of the Aiguille Noire de Peuterey in the Mont Blanc Massif.

Pitch one, Hangover  © Jon Bracey
Pitch one, Hangover  © Jon Bracey

News New Year Hangover for Helliker and Bracey on the Tour Ronde

Still on the look out for inspiring new routes in the Mont Blanc Massif, Matt Helliker along with Stu Mcdonald skied into the Tour Ronde West Wall on 20th December to check out a line that Matt has had his eye on for a while - a striking...

Jon Bracey tops out on the pillar, 4050m  © Matt Helliker
Jon Bracey tops out on the pillar, 4050m  © Matt Helliker

News Bracey and Helliker: New Route on East Face of Mt Maudit

Highly active British alpinists Matt Helliker and Jon Bracey have climbed what is thought to be a new route on...

Jon Bracey and Matt Helliker on the Summit of the Pyramid du Tacul  © Matt Helliker
Jon Bracey and Matt Helliker on the Summit of the Pyramid du Tacul  © Matt Helliker

News New Route on Pyramid du Tacul for Helliker and Bracey

On 18th February British alpinists Matt Helliker and Jon Bracey added what is thought to be a new 250m M7 mixed...

Matt Helliker on the crux pitch 5 of 'Chancer' (c) Jon Bracey  © Matt Helliker and Jon Bracey
Matt Helliker on the crux pitch 5 of 'Chancer' (c) Jon Bracey  © Matt Helliker and Jon Bracey

News Bracey and Helliker Climb Possible New Route - Tour Ronde

British alpinists and mountain guides Matt Helliker and Jon Bracey climbed what is thought to be a new mixed...

Osprey Alps Video  © Osprey
Osprey Alps Video  © Osprey

Fri Night Vid Triple Bill, From Boulders to the Alps

This week we are featuing a full length bouldering video of some awesome UK boulders, some cool drone footage...

Team Psyche!  © Jon Bracey
Team Psyche!  © Jon Bracey

News Helliker & Bracey Climb FA of Supercouloir de Peuterey 'Integral'

Matt Helliker rock climbing on Birthright, Grand Charmoz  © Jon Bracey
Matt Helliker rock climbing on Birthright, Grand Charmoz  © Jon Bracey

News 1st Free Ascent of Birthright for Helliker and Bracey

Matt Eyeing up the Pitch, ready for some tricky footless M6  © Bracey/Helliker Collection
Matt Eyeing up the Pitch, ready for some tricky footless M6  © Bracey/Helliker Collection

News Major New Route for Bracey and Helliker

Matt Helliker involved in loose mixed high up in the fault line  © Jon Bracey
Matt Helliker involved in loose mixed high up in the fault line  © Jon Bracey

News Hard Grandes Jorasses for Bracey and Helliker

The Meltdown Lecture Series: Matt Helliker and Jon Bracey #2  © Patagonia
The Meltdown Lecture Series: Matt Helliker and Jon Bracey #2  © Patagonia

Product News Patagonia VIDEO: Matt Helliker and Jon Bracey's Meltdown Lecture

Matt Helliker and Jon Bracey Portrait 320  © Matt Helliker / Jon Bracey
Matt Helliker and Jon Bracey Portrait 320  © Matt Helliker / Jon Bracey

Video Brits Climb New Routes In Alaska

Jon Bracey and Matt Helliker  © Jon Bracey and Matt Helliker
Jon Bracey and Matt Helliker  © Jon Bracey and Matt Helliker

News Bracey and Helliker on Alaska's Moose's Tooth

Jon Bracey and Neil Brodie  © Jon Bracey
Jon Bracey and Neil Brodie  © Jon Bracey

News Jon Bracey, Neil Brodie, Jonny Baird on Grandes Jorasses

Andrew Houseman on The French Route, North Buttress (a.k.a. Moonflower Buttress) of Alaska's Mount Hunter.  © Jon Bracey
Andrew Houseman on The French Route, North Buttress (a.k.a. Moonflower Buttress) of Alaska's Mount Hunter.  © Jon Bracey

News Mount Hunter Success for Jon Bracey and Andy Houseman

Nick Bullock on Tentation  © Jon Bracey
Nick Bullock on Tentation  © Jon Bracey

News Bracey and Bullock climb new mixed route on Point Lachenal, Mt. Blanc du Tacul

Rich Cross pitches camp on Mt Kennedy  © Jon Bracey
Rich Cross pitches camp on Mt Kennedy  © Jon Bracey

News Success on Mt Kennedy for Jon Bracey and Rich Cross


Latest Reviews for Jon's Sponsors

Reviews from the UKC editorial team

Bombproof shells group test  © UKC Gear

Bombproof Winter Mountain Shells

What's the ideal shell for Scottish winter climbing and gnarly hill walks? A beefy and protective one! Here we review tough technical jackets from 12 leading manufacturers.

Ascensionist montage  © John McKenna
Ascensionist montage  © John McKenna

Patagonia Ascensionist Jacket

It's not built for serious Scottish winter abuse, but for sweaty mountain activities, from ski touring and mountaineering to hillwalking, the lightweight Ascensionist shell would be a big hit, reckons John McKenna.

2am on the Cuillin Ridge  © Dan Bailey
2am on the Cuillin Ridge  © Dan Bailey

Compact Headtorches

Modern front-mounted headtorches are neat and lightweight, yet pack enough power for most needs. Here we look in depth at five alternatives across the price spectrum.

Camalot C4 montage  © Dan Bailey
Camalot C4 montage  © Dan Bailey

Black Diamond Camalot C4

Martin McKenna was a fan of the previous version of the Camalot, so how does he rate the recent updates?

LV shoes group test  © UKC Gear
LV shoes group test  © UKC Gear

Performance Rock Shoes - Women's/LV Fit

In this group test we compare nine pairs of performance shoes with a women's / low volume fit. How did they all do...?

Women's crag clothing BD montage  © Miriam Dobson
Women's crag clothing BD montage  © Miriam Dobson

Black Diamond Crag Clothes for Women

From the tough, stretchy Forged Denim Pants to a light softshell jacket, Kate Dean puts a selection of Black Diamond's...

Comfortable out of the box on Beinn a' Chrulaiste  © Dan Bailey
Comfortable out of the box on Beinn a' Chrulaiste  © Dan Bailey

Scarpa R-Evo GTX

"A non-techy walking boot that can eat the miles without chewing your feet up too, the R-Evo is built for comfort" reckons Dan Bailey...


Latest News from Jon's Sponsors

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ISPO 2020 Climbing Gear  © UKC

ISPO 2020 - New Climbing Gear

We spent earlier this week catching up with brands at the big winter gearfest: ISPO. Despite the fact the show was quieter than usual, this in no way detracted from the quality of the clobber on show and hitting the shops in the near future. Below...

A sensitive, flexible shoe enables maximum contact on sloping footholds  © Robbie Phillips
A sensitive, flexible shoe enables maximum contact on sloping footholds  © Robbie Phillips

Scarpa Booster

The Booster is the newest climbing shoe to be introduced to the Scarpa Spring Summer 2020 climbing range. It follows on from the old classic Booster S with some exciting new developments.

ISPO 2020 Footwear  © UKC
ISPO 2020 Footwear  © UKC

ISPO 2020 - New Footwear

We spent earlier this week catching up with brands at the big winter gearfest: ISPO. Despite the fact the show was quieter than usual, this in no way detracted from the quality of the clobber on show and hitting the shops in the near future. Below is a roundup...

Scarpa Veloce

The Veloce offers comfort and technology with special focus on indoor climbing. A slightly downturned shape with an extra spacy toe box is...

Climbers  © Patagonia
Climbers  © Patagonia

Patagonia - Shell, Yeah!

Patagonia is the first in the industry to make all shells with recycled materials and sew them all in a Fair Trade Certified...

Mont Blanc Pro  © Scarpa
Mont Blanc Pro  © Scarpa

Scarpa Mont Blanc Pro GTX

The Mt Blanc Pro is a warm and durable boot designed for technical mountaineering and winter climbing. The new Mt Blanc Pro is...

Phantom Tech  © Scarpa
Phantom Tech  © Scarpa

Scarpa Phantom Tech

The Phantom Tech is a super light, technically precise, gaitered boot for cold weather mountaineering and ice climbing. The new...