Jon Bracey

Alpine Ambassador

Hometown

Lambourn, UK

Resides

Les Houches, France

Patagonia Alpine Climbing Ambassador Jon Bracey
Jon grew up on a sheep and cattle farm – perfect training for alpine climbing with all the cold, early morning starts. Living at the foot of Mont Blanc with his family he’s passionate about exploring the mountains of the Alps, as well as the corners of the globe. When he’s not climbing, running, or training for ski alpinism races, Jon tends to his vegetable garden.

Career Highlights

  • First ascent of The Silence of the Serac, Tupilak, East Greenland
    First ascent of Hydropnicum on Beinn Eighe and a repeat of the Godfather on Beinn Bhan, Scotland
  • First ascent of Snotty’s Gully, Pharilapcha, Nepal
  • First (complete) ascent of the NW face of Mount Kennedy (Arctic Discipline), Yukon
  • Heckmair Route, North Face of the Eiger, Switzerland
  • First British ascent of the Bonatti/Vaucher, plus ascents of the Walker Spur, Colton/Macintyre, Croz Spur and Slovenian Route on Les Grandes Jorasses, France
  • Second ascent of the North Couloir (Grison/Tedeschi) on the North buttress of Mount Hunter, Alaska
  • First ascent of For Whom the Bell Tolls, Mount Church, Alaska
  • First ascent of Meltdown, Mount Grosvenor, Alaska
  • First scent of The Cartwright Connection, North Buttress of Mount Hunter, Alaska
  • First ascent of Eyes Wide Shut (900m, ED1, M6, A0, UIAA IV), a mixed route on the Northeast face of Mont Rouge di Grouvetta, Mont Blanc Range
  • First free ascent of Birthright, Grands Charmoz, Massif du Mont Blanc