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The Evolution of Light Alpinism

At some point, I just had to turn away and not watch. It was all too embarrassing. We’d just run up to the Löbhorner, an easy, although chossy, rock traverse on a limestone ridge rising …

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Chamonix Trail Running

Chamonix trail running guide

For trail runners, no single place gets more hype than Chamonix. The list of reasons is solid. It has the name, the history, the highest peak in the Alps, the dramatic views, the UTMB, so …

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The Cure for Anything

“The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea.” ― Isak Dinesen [Karen Blixen]  I’m putting a lot of hope in salt water. The Pacific Ocean, some crying. Saline infusions too. But …

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4000er Training Summary

Sliding down with my feet in the air, I flipped over and dug the ice ax into the snow below my chest. The axe and my boots gripped and stopped me.  A sigh of relief. …

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Climbing the Alps’ 4000 Meter Peaks in one Summer

Like many outdoor industry professionals; guides, photographers, etc… there is an annual climber’s migration each fall to Kalymnos. I’ve crossed paths with Danny there a few times and always enjoyed his spirit. Last year, when …

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Why Hire a Guide?

While hand-picking our Top Tours of the Alps, one thing became clear: we can only do so much to help with mountain experiences on a website. Anyone using ALPSinsight needs to have sufficient skills to …