Les Houches , FR


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40 years old

Jon grew up on a sheep and cattle farm – perfect training for alpine climbing with all the cold, early morning starts. Living at the foot of Mont Blanc with his family he’s passionate about exploring the mountains of the Alps, as well as the corners of the globe. When he’s not climbing, running, or training for ski alpinism races, Jon tends to his vegetable garden.

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From Alaska to "The Citadel": Interview With Matt Helliker

Citadel’ is an epic new mountain film from multi-award winning film producer Alistair Lee featuring Osprey Athlete Matt Helliker and his climbing partner Jon Bracey as they attempt a first ascent on the NW ridge of the remote peak named ‘The Citadel’ deep in the Neacola range, Alaska.  As the world's first mountain film shot entirely in 4k, this footage offers a stunning insight into the world of alpine climbing. Citadel will be presented and competing at the upcoming Banff Mountainfilm Festival North American Premiere in Alberta, Canada on Nov. 7, 2015 where Osprey Packs is the Sponsor of the People’s Choice Award. Banff Festival attendees: make sure to cast your vote for Citadel!

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First ascent, “Zephyr” Mt Maudit

short clip of Matt Helliker and Jon Bracey on the 1st ascent of 'Zephyr' M5+, 6b, 400m Mt Maudit

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