News & Press

Low Impact Collection is Launched

Written by  Lindsay Cannon 01 May 2024

Derbyshire-based mountain adventure brand Tracks and Trails has today (22 March 2024) launched its new Low Impact holiday collection.

The company, which specialises in mountain adventure holidays across Europe and Scandinavia, unveiled the collection in the countdown to its participation at the Outdoor Expo 2024 this weekend.

Classic Hardanger Crossing in the Thrillist

Written by  Lindsay Cannon 10 December 2023
Tracks and Trails has been featured in a top American on-line publication the Thrillist which seeks out adventure travel around the world. New York journalist Jeanine Barone, knows a thing or two about cross-country skiing, as she herself adores the sport. Thanks Jeanine for choosing to feature our Classic Hardanger Crossing, in Norway as one of your top recommendations for off-track Nordic ski touring. Read her article below.

Chamonix Classic Trails in The Sunday Times

Written by  Lindsay Cannon 16 August 2021

Great to see Tracks and Trails featured in the Times Travel section. Journalist Richard Mellor picked our Chamonix Classic Trails running trip as an ideal activity break in the Alps. Enjoy a week of running with views of glaciers, and snowy peaks on trails that are an absolute joy!

The dates for all our 2024 and 2025 trail running holidays are live on the website.

For runners ready to move off-road and onto the trails, we recommend our Chamonix Trail Running Camp. This June trip accesses the mountain trails that Chamonix is legendary for at a time of year when the meadows are at their finest and filled with flowers. Tracks and Trails ill arm you with the tools to tackle the terrain change confidently.

More experienced trail runners will appreciate the opportunity to journey around Mont Blanc. So if you need a quick trail fix, there is our five-day Chamonix to Courmayeur long weekend in July or September.

Other options include the Tracks and Trails eight-day guided runs: Mont Blanc Ultra Trail, Trans Verdon in Haute Provence or the Alta Via 1 in the Italian Dolomites.

Our Bespoke Running Holiday options is always available too. Guests can share their running goals and Tracks and Trails will create the trip of a lifetime!

The FT on Extreme Ridge Running

Written by  Julia 31 July 2019

Interviewed for the Financial Times last month, Tracks and Trails owner and trail running guide Julia Tregaskis-Allen was asked for her opinion on whether sharing self-filmed videos of running narrow ridges is something the athletes and/or their brands should be taking any responsibility for.

“These athletes are most certainly pushing the extremes of running,” says Julia Tregaskis-Allen, a mountain running guide based near Mont Blanc. She describes the footage as “massively inspiring” but admits: “the consequences of a slip, trip or rock moving on a knife-edge ridge don’t bear thinking about."

“Any mistake would be fatal, but the subsequent concentration, skill level and thrill is part of the end result and pleasure.”

Top 5 Summer Hikes

Written by  Julia 22 June 2019

Fall Line magazine this month interviewed Julia Tregaskis-Allen and her husband Oliver Allen, an IFMGA mountain guide, to find out their Top 5 Summer Hikes.

Julia’s choices extend from Scotland to North Africa, making every trip different.

Wild Tuscany - a hikers paradise!

Written by  Lindsay Cannon 05 November 2016

Tuscany is without doubt a wild and wonderful destination for those who like to walk in the mountains in relative solitude. Jagged ridgelines, and stunning limestone peaks, and often a whole mountain to yourselves. Journalist Sarah Stirling spent a week with our guests on our Wild Tuscany walking trips based at the beautiful Tuscan farmhouse of Col di Lavvachio.

The comment most often made by our guests is that the mountains were 'not what we expected', but in a good way! Do not imagine this is the rolling green hills of Chianti country. This is gorgeous mountain ridges, oak and beech woodlands, peaks and views all the way to the Mediterranean.

We hope you enjoy reading her article on the trip, which is attached below as a PDF, and that you will join us in 2017 to experience your own Wild Tuscany adventure.

Trail Running Magazine - VIDEO

Written by  Lindsay Cannon 24 September 2013

Trail Running Magazine Feature

Written by  Julia Tregaskis-Allen 21 September 2013

Trail Running mag went off-road in Chamonix with the Torq Trail Team and guided by Julia from Tracks and Trails this summer. Reviewed here written by Claire Maxted of Trail Running Magazine Julia led a 3-day camp for a group of endurance runners on their first Alpine trails & altitude experience.

Telegraph Magazine

Written by  Julia Tregaskis-Allen 24 April 2012

Tracks and Trails Chamonix Trail Running Camp and other running adventures have been featured by a host of journalists over the years.

From The Telegraph Magazine’s feature in February 2012 by Francesca Syz entitled “Four of the best fitness holidays” to a trail running in the Alps review by the Guardian Newspaper. Entitled “Stretch your legs – and your concept of running – with a trail-pounding camp in the shadow of Mont Blanc,” the Guardian piece was written by Susan Greenwood.


Written by  Lindsay Cannon 26 November 2011

We have just had an article written by Lindsay about snowshoeing published on the site. If you would like to try snowshoeing, or even if you are a fan already, then this gives you a good feel for the enjoyment to be had of a walk in winter.

Snowshoeing: The Forgotten Art?

The thing about boys and new toys is that they always have to push them to the limits. Sometimes give an 'old boy' a new toy and he will be even more determined to see just exactly what it can do. On this particular occasion my 'other half' was crunching his way across a neve slope with the prospect of a very quick freefall descent to Chamonix if he blew it. The annoying thing was that I was supposed to be introducing him to snowshoeing! It had somehow turned into him showing me how it should be done. I wonder if any other mountain folk have had the same experience with their partners

Running Inspiration

Written by  Julia Tregaskis-Allen 07 April 2011

Most of us like achieving a challenge, be it big or small. As a runner much of the time the goal is centred around a time, pace or distance. However for a mountain marathon there is a lot more to consider. In 2009 I wanted to run the Everest Marathon, and the main goals for this event is to reach Everest Basecamp healthy and acclimitised.

Read my top tips on trail running at altitude some of which are featured in this months 'Trail Running Magazine' - see attached article.

BBC Radio Scotland 'Blind Summit'

Written by  Lindsay Cannon 12 December 2010

"What is it like to go out into Scotland's hills with little or no sight? Lindsay Cannon spends the day with a group of visually impaired walkers who rely on their four other senses."

Blind Summit will be broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland, on Monday, 13 December at 1530 hrs, that is, of course, 1630 hrs in Chamonix! Lindsay recently spent a day out with visually impaired hillwalkers in the Cairngorms and recorded their experience for radio. Yes, once again the Tracks and Trails team have been featured in the media.

For more information or to listen to the programme click on Blind Summit

Guardian Green Travel List 2010

Written by  Julia Tregaskis-Allen 20 February 2010

The Guardian Green Travel List for 2010 has selected Tracks and Trails as one of their top 75 eco-friendly travel companies. Journalist Tamsin Omond visited Chamonix last week and featured us in the Guardian Newspapar's Travel section today and ONLINE. The piece, featuring travel companies that care for the environment wanted an insight into accessing the 'back country' with little impact to the environment. See below for Tamsin's review on her day out with us.

Austrian Alpine Club Newsletter

Written by  Lindsay Cannon 24 December 2009

Tracks and Trails has made the headlines again featuring on the front page of the winter edition of the Austrian Alpine Club newsletter. Club member John Dixie wrote an excellent article about his trip in 2009 with Tracks and Trails in the Champex area of Switzerland.

The trip was fully booked with Club members who spent a week exploring the peaks and cols of the Valais region. This included a night at the world famous Grand St Bernard Monastery which seemed to be enjoyed by all. The Monastery, which has welcomed travellers and pilgrims for a thousand years, is totally isolated in the winter months by heavy snowfall. It can only be accessed by those willing to make the effort to travel on snowshoes or touring skis and as such provides a magical winter trip. This year we are in fact featuring a night at the Monastery in our Mont Blanc Snowshoe weeks based in Argentiere in the Chamonix Valley.

The newsletter also featured an article by Lindsay looking at the different types of snowshoes and other equipment needed to travel in the winter mountains.

This year the Austrian Alpine Club snowshoe week will be in Etroubles in Italy. There are still places available!

The Sunday Telegraph

Written by  Julia Tregaskis-Allen 20 December 2009

Tracks and Trails featured in The Sunday Telegraph last weekend. Richard Hammond, author of and 'Clean Breaks - 500 new ways to see the world' (published by Rough Guides) wrote a fantastic travel article on alternative winter breaks.

For the article click here:

Sunday Telegraph Web Article

Richard Hammond - Winner of the British Travel Press Awards, Travel Editors’ Green Award 2009
Travel Editor of National Geographic magazine’s new Green magazine supplement
Founder of "The leading British website for eco travel - great for news, green travel tips and inspiration for a low-impact holiday." The Times

BBC Radio 'Out of Doors'

Written by  Lindsay Cannon 25 June 2009

Tracks and Trails has recently been on BBC radio when Julia spent a day walking in the Chamonix Valley with presenter, Mark Stephen.

BBC Snowshoeing Film

Written by  Editor 22 September 2008

A BBC film crew from 'The Adventure Show' joined us for a winter walk on Mont de l'Arpille in Switzerland.