Al has devoted much of his life to the outdoors, and is particularly fond of adventures in the mountains. Having discovered the joys of running as more than just training for mountaineering several years ago, he has turned running and being healthy into a way of life since moving out to the Alps in 2006. An avid racer of both short and long distances on road and trail, Al is as motivated by the training required as the actual competition. He has completed ultra races such as the Trail VSB, Trail des Dents du Midi, Eiger Trail, PTL, UTMB, CCC and shorter races including Sierre Zinal, Glacier 3000 and Les Rochers de Naye. Despite finishing well in most of his races, Al is continuing to learn from every race experience and embrace both the joy and suffering that comes from exploring his limits. In 2017 he completed the TDS in an impressive 15hrs 50mins earning him 12th place overall and 1st British athlete over the finishing line. Alister’s most recent sucess was finishing the Tor des Geants (320km race) in 17th place in 2019!
He has several years experience guiding day trips and multi day excursions as an International Mountain Leader, including the full suite of the North Face Ultratrail races (UTMB, CCC and TDS). Whatever your level or ambitions, Al’s enthusiasm and experience will ensure you are well supported to enjoy your trip and come away stronger and wiser.