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 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 one of the three gendarmes on the East Face of Mt Maudit in the Mont Blanc Massif, naming it Zephyr (M5+, 6b, 400m).

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'

Chamonix resident guides, Matt Helliker and Jon Bracey, have just made the first ascent...

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


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...or you could wear it like a giant silver scarf  © UKC Gear

OutDoor 2019 - Best in Show

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. Over three long days we saw a lot (and we mean a lot) of gear - and as ever, among the many new products shown to us by attending brands a few particularly caught our...

Sport Climbing Harness review  © UKC Gear
Sport Climbing Harness review  © UKC Gear

Lightweight Sport Climbing Harnesses

For a dedicated sport climbing harness you will want something light, comfortable and fairly simple. In this group test the UKC team go through some of the best lightweight sport harnesses on offer.

The Vapour V, once bedded in, smears surprisingly well  © UKC Gear
The Vapour V, once bedded in, smears surprisingly well  © UKC Gear

Scarpa Vapour V

The original Vapour V came out in 2010, but the latest version has seen some big changes. This is very much a shoe of two halves, says Rob Greenwood, and not necessarily an improvement on the older models.

Women's down jackets thumbnail  © UKC Gear
Women's down jackets thumbnail  © UKC Gear

Women's Midweight Down Jackets

Ten women's down jackets from leading brands go head-to-head in this comprehensive group test. What does 'midweight' even mean?...

BD Momentum in action 1  © Rob Greenwood
BD Momentum in action 1  © Rob Greenwood

Black Diamond Momentum & Aspect Rock Shoes

Black Diamond's new range of rock shoes covers a spectrum of users from beginner to advanced. Here we look at the...

mountain boots group test  © UKC Gear
mountain boots group test  © UKC Gear

All Round B1-B2 Mountain Boots

Mountaineering involves all sorts of terrain, so a general mountain boot has to be an all-rounder. We look at eight models that...

ISPO 2019 top 10 montage  © Nick Brown
ISPO 2019 top 10 montage  © Nick Brown

ISPO 2019 - Best in Show

The annual ISPO outdoor trade show has just wrapped up for 2019. Among the many new products shown to us by attending brands, a number...


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OutDoor 2019 - Climbing Gear  © UKC

OutDoor 2019 - New Climbing Gear

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. As Europe sweltered in the heat the world's outdoor industry gathered in Munich to network, drink beer and showcase their shiny new stuff. For us it's a great opportu...

OutDoor 2019 - Footwear  © UKC
OutDoor 2019 - Footwear  © UKC

OutDoor 2019 - New Climbing Shoes and Footwear

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. As Europe sweltered in the heat the world's outdoor industry gathered in Munich to network, drink beer and showcase their shiny new stuff. For us it's a great...

Babsi and Hazel  © Andy Earl
Babsi and Hazel  © Andy Earl

Introducing BD Forged Denim - The next step in climbing denim's evolution

With features designed for climbing, and style for everything else, our sportswear bottoms are built to move. Featuring our new Forged Climbing Denim, which are literally changing the game of stretch climbing...

Big C4  © Black Diamond
Big C4  © Black Diamond

Introducing the new Camalot C4

Climbing protection has been a hallmark of BD innovation since the days of the original Hexentric® chocks that helped spawn...

ZG Thumbnail  © Scarpa
ZG Thumbnail  © Scarpa

The Scarpa Zero Gravity Collection

The Zero Gravity (ZG) family of product represents a new class of product for Scarpa, designed around a fluid and dynamic...

Twisty Rope Not Sweet  © Andy Earl
Twisty Rope Not Sweet  © Andy Earl

QC LAB: Twisty Ropes - the How, Why and Risks

The dreaded twisty rope is the bane of every climber's existence. Not only is it super annoying to have a...

Honnold Spatula  © Black Diamond
Honnold Spatula  © Black Diamond

Introducing the Latest Addition to the Alex Honnold Signature Series

"The process is never easy," explains BD Athlete Alex Honnold. "And sharing your vision...