We are delighted to be collaborating with Chloë Lanthier on our 2018 Chamonix trail running camp. Chloë, founder of the Chamonix based x-training school, is an extremely gifted and accomplished athlete with over two decades of experience competing across the globe.
Originally from Canada and bilingual in English and French, Chloë is based in the Chamonix valley and brings a wealth of practical knowledge and trail running acumen gained from many years of competition, coaching and educating at the highest international level. For many years Chloë has also been an extremely active advocate promoting the sport in her role as a Patagonia Trail Running Ambassador.
In addition to her being an accomplished athlete (including having placed first amongst the women competing in Alaska’s gruelling Iditarod Trail Invitation, a 560km unsupported winter bike event, and winning the title of World Champion at the 24 hours of Solo Mountain Biking in Canada), Chloë also has an impressive record in sports rehabilitation and performance training, founded on her BA in Exercise Physiology and her Masters in Science in Biomechanics and Human Performance.
Complementing her passion for trail running, Chloë is also an avid backcountry skier, mountain biker and enjoys sharing her insight and knowledge of a diverse range of subjects relating to the outdoors through her writing. Chloë has authored many engaging pieces for her readers on topics such as developing a balanced and healthy lifestyle in the mountains, sports nutrition and performance training. Her bi-weekly blog can be read here.
Chloë will share her extensive knowledge on one exclusive trail camp this summer 1st-8th July 2018 whilst working along side french qualified International Mountain Leader Sebastien Gros. Chamonix born and bred Sebastien has only ever known a life living and working in the mountains. Sebastien has a Masters in Sport, Tourism and Local Development and is qualified as both an 'Accompagnateur en Moyenne Montagne' (International Mountain Leader for hiking and trail running) and an Alpine Ski Instructor. He's passionate about trail running as it allows him to explore new places. Seb has already guided many of our trips be it through the Gorge du Verdon, around Mont Blanc or along Mallorca's GR221. We feel that together this collaboration of skills and experience will offer any avid runner the opportunity to enhance their skills and experience on any mountain trails. Runners will be in very safe & accomplished hands!
We have chosen the newly renovated 3* Hotel Aiguille du Midi as our base for this week of trail running activities. A traditional French mountain hotel perfectly situated at the foot of the famous Glacier des Bossons. The hotel offers a spacious living area, free wi-fi, spa facilities, massage room and garden with a gorgeous pool that boasts splendid views of Mont Blanc and the surrounding peaks. The dining facilities at the Hotel Aiguille du Midi are also excellent. Each evening you’ll enjoy healthy, local cuisine with a 3-course dinner; whilst breakfast and lunch each day will feature wholesome and nutritious foods to keep your energy levels sustained so as to ensure you’ll get the most enjoyment from your time running the trails. We can cater for vegetarian and other dietary needs — just get in touch and we’ll be happy to make the necessary arrangements. To find out more about the itinerary and a detailed list of activities for the Chamonix trail camp, visit the dedicated webpage. It’s also possible to take part in our trail running week on a guiding-only basis without accommodation: to check availability visit the booking page here.
To find out more about all our trail running trips to the Dolomites, the Jura, Verdon Gorge and other destinations this coming summer visit the main page for our info page on trail running holidays. If you’ve any questions or need help with selecting a trip to best suit your ambitions and experience level, please get in touch — we’re happy to help!