About ALPSinsight


ALPSinsight is an inspiring resource for people seeking the highest quality mountain sport experiences in the Alps. Our content is a boutique of curated trips and ideas from industry professionals and specialists. The goal is to share our knowledge about trail running, cycling, ski touring, climbing and hiking so you can have an experience of a lifetime.

For those seeking a guided trip, we can connect you to our network of guide services and tour operators.

For trail runners, we offer the most detailed and comprehensive information available for the Swiss Alps through our site Elevation : The Alps Trail & Peak Running Resource and our own Run the Alps Switzerland guidebook. Coming in 2019, we’ll be launching a site dedicated to Swiss road & gravel biking, with all the same style content as Elevation. Stay tuned for Switchback: The Alps Road & Gravel Guide.

As a Collective, we are a team of professional mountain sport content providers for the outdoor industry, editorial & commercial clients, brand partners, and destinations seeking the highest quality services for producing their own custom content.

Contact: info@alpsinsight.com


Dan & Janine Patitucci / PatitucciPhoto


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Since 1997, PatitucciPhoto has been producing professional mountain sport content for global commercial & editorial clients: National Geographic, Patagonia, Swiss Tourism, The North Face, REI, Mammut, Gore-Tex, Dynafit, Suunto, Outdoor Research, Outside, Runner’s World and many more. For clips, click here.

In 2015, they launched ALPSinsight to share their enthusiasm about their home mountains, the Swiss Alps. In 2017, along with partner Kim Strom, the team produced the Run the Alps Switzerland guidebook and Elevation : The Alps Trail & Peak Running Resource. In 2018 they established the Via Valais, the Swiss Alps trail running grand tour.


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Alain Rumpf


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Born in Switzerland, Alain has been riding his bike in the Alps since he was 12. In a previous life, he raced at an elite level and worked 20 years for the UCI, the world’s cycling governing body.

In 2014 he decided to leave the corporate world to become a professional bike bum. An ambitious career change that sees him work as a guide, photographer, writer and consultant for Switzerland Tourism, Alpes Vaudoises, Scott, Apidura, Strava, CyclingTips, Vélo Magazine, Grand Tours Project, Chasing Cancellara and more.In 2019, he will lead ALPSinsight’s new road and gravel biking spin off.

With his wife Lillie and their son Ben, Alain lives in Gryon, in the French speaking part of the Swiss Alps.


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Kim Strom


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Kim is a passionate trail runner, writer and photographer. Along with the Patituccis, she produced the Run the Alps Switzerland guidebook, and co-founded both Elevation : The Alps Trail & Peak Running Resource and the Via Valais. Her work has appeared in Runner’s World, Trail Runner, Outdoor Research, Swiss Tourism, Trail Running UK, Outdoor Magazine, and SkiAlper.


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