Kahtoola Crampons and Micro Spikes for Trail Running

Running and climbing La Ruinette, Swiss Alps

Throughout the last ten years, I have tried a lot of different crampons for trail running. Many work, but not many work exactly how I’d like them to work. The Edelrid Beast Lite has been …

Osprey Dyna Women’s 15L Running Pack Review

Trail running above Grindelwald, Switzerland

Osprey Women’s Dyna 15L Trail Running Pack I don’t like to carry extra stuff while I’m running, but sometimes you need more than a wind shell and water bottle in the mountains. Running the 3 …

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The Sony a6500 for Trail Running

The Sony a6500 In the last months, there has been a resurgence of the age old question asked of successful photographers, “What camera do you use?” While this question used to annoy me, and I …

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On Cloudventure Peak Review

Trail running Grindelwald Lauterbrunnen

I debated a long time about doing this review. The thing that was holding me back was honesty. Outdoor gear reviewers are rarely critical. Instead, they gush, primarily as thanks for free gear and the …

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Dynafit Speed Mountain Shoe Review

Trail running in Switzerland's Jungfrau Region

When we walked into our local mountain shop, Interlaken’s Vertical Sport, both the men’s and women’s version of the Dynafit Speed Mountain caught our eye. Like so much of what Dynafit makes, they were pretty …

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Europe, meet Trail Butter

Trail running with Trail Butter

Americans have a long love affair with peanut butter. Europeans know this. When you come from Italy, or France, or Spain, or even Germany and Switzerland, you come from cultures that appreciate fine food. Real …

Patagonia Nano-Air Hybrid Review

Trail running Brienzergrat, Swiss Alps

One Puffy to Rule Them All I admit, I’m late to the party. Super late. But at least I’m showing up. In my 20+ years as a pro mountain sport photographer, and, uhm, hmm… 30 …

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Alps Hut Pro Tip: Take a Waterfilter

Not having a Swiss income and faced with a CHF15 price tag for a 1.5 liter bottle of water makes for an awkward moment at the hut counter. “Seriously?” Sure it’s flown up in a …

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WD Wireless Pro Hard Drive Review

The reviews scared me. I added it to my cart, then tossed it. Not impressed with other options, I put it back in my cart. Finally, I hit the Buy button. The hell with it. …

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Salomon x Alp 30 Review

Last year I reviewed Salomon’s X Alp 20 and called it the perfect pack. Since that time Salomon released an updated version, adding 3 liters to the capacity and including a side shovel handle and …

Camelbak Trail Running Pack Review

Trail running in the Salbit, Swiss Alps

Camelbak Trail Running Packs Trail running in the Alps almost every day of the summer and fall, gave us plenty of opportunity to try new gear. Late in the summer, Camelbak sent us some of …

MSR Trail Shot Water Filter Review

Water filtering in Alps lake

One of the easiest ways to lighten your pack weight is by reducing the amount of water you carry. If you’re carrying a lot of water for a whole day, but passing sources and not …