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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 …

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The Salomon X Alp 23 is the Perfect Backpack

Hiking the Oberaarhorn

I admit, I have a pack fetish. I dream of being given the chance to design my own perfect pack, a vision which includes the very best bits and pieces of all the countless packs …

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Essential SkiMo Gear

Skimo Gear

What’s inside my skimo pack? The beauty of skimo is that it really is like going for a run. You can go alone, you can get an intense workout in with little time, and you …

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Winter Trail Running Gear

Winter Trail Running Tips & Gear Yesterday Doug Mayer introduced why winter trail running may be the best time of year to be out, and how to make it easier. Today is all about the making it …

A Year of Stoke and Appreciation

  ALPSinsight’s first year has been a great one! We set out with huge motivation to stoke others, built a site we are proud of, developed a good size following on social media, and now know that we …

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Sony RX100 and a6300 Reviewed for Mountain Sports

As a pro mountain sport photographer, and someone working and playing in the mountains more than 300 days a year, I used to dream of having a camera light enough to not be a burden but …