Henri Aymonod

Ultra runner

Henri Aymonod is a mountain runner and alpine skier. He's competed in some of Europe's toughest vertical trail races and alpine ski competitions.

Quick Facts

Hometown

Aosta, Italy

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Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/henriaymonod

Top 5 career highlights

  • 1st Italian Vertical KM Champion, Chiavenna (2020)
  • 1st Piz Tri Vertical Malonno, Italy (2020)
  • 1st Vertical KM Nasego Casto, Italy (2020)
  • 1st Vertical KM Chiavenna-Lagunch, Italy (2019)
  • 1st Vertical KM Vertical de Fully, Switzerland (2019)

Biography

Born and raised in the Aosta Valley, Henri grew up with a big respect for the mountains. Cross-country skiing at 7, biathlon racing at 10, and shortly afterwards, he began competitive running and ski mountaineering in his teens.

Henri's breakthrough came when he represented Italy at the World Mountain Running Championships 2014 in Massa Carrara. Over the next four years, he dedicated himself to vertical running and alpine skiing—competing in and winning the international skyrunning competition in Fully in the summer of 2019. And by winter that year, he finished 5th at the Trofeo Mezzalama, one of the world's toughest and most historic alpine ski races.

For Henri, the passage from the snow to the trail is as natural as the changing of seasons. And he's got big plans for both disciplines.

Having finished first in the 2021 Mountain Running World Cup, his sights are set on smashing new world records. The ascent and descent of Monte Cervino and Mount Teide, the highest volcano in Europe, are top of his to-do list.

Awards

Vertical running

Winning 7 consecutive international verticals, remaining unbeaten and bringing home the title of Italian Speciality Champion.

Alpine skiing

Trofeo Mezzalama - Monterosa, Italy. Probably the toughest and most historic ski mountaineering race in the world. Henri finished 5th at only 23 years old.

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