Personal Information


Kingsley Jones


Icicle, 11a Church Street






LA23 1AQ


01539 44 22 17

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Specialist Activities

Trail and fell running guidebooks author, magazine articles writer, UIMLA International Mountain Leader, Dip P.T. Personal Trainer.

Specialist Areas

Chamonix Mont Blanc, English Lake District, Cumbria, Alps, Italy, France, Switzerland, trail and fell running, ultra-trails, mountain running

Professional Details

Short Biography

Trail running author
Kingsley has written trail and fell running guidebooks, which were published by the Cicerone Press, and you can read more on the publishers website, or on his personal website at;

Magazine articles writer
He has written articles for a wide variety of outdoor, running, and mountain magazines, as well as various online e-zines. A full list of articles published is available at;

Kingsley’s love of the mountains started as a 5 year old. It wasn’t a big surprise that he studied geography and glaciology at university. He’s climbed the north faces of the Eiger, Matterhorn and Grandes Jorasses in the Alps, and led expeditions to mountains all over the world. Through mountaineering he developed a passion for a minimalist approach in the mountains, and soon discovered trail running as an ultimate form of fast and light travel.

He runs a mountain running and guiding company (, and so divides his time between the Alps and the Lake District each year. This peripatetic lifestyle enables him to guide running groups in the mountains throughout the year, and his qualifications range from UIMLA International Mountain Leader to Personal Trainer.

Professional Activities

UIMLA International Mountain Leader
Dip P.T. (Inst P.T.) Personal Trainer

Recent Publications

2017 – Trail and Fell Running in the Lake District (Cicerone Press)
2016 – Trail Running – Chamonix and the Mont Blanc Region (Cicerone Press)


2017 – Winner – OWPG Awards for Excellence (Best Guidebook), ‘Trail Running Chamonix and the Mont Blanc Region’, published by Cicerone

2017 – Highly Commended – OWPG Awards for Excellence (Technical Feature), ‘Trail Running in the Alps’, published in issue 73 of Trek & Mountain

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