Best Moments of 2023

Mountain time, travel, friends, loved ones, and appreciation. My best moments of 2023 don’t look much different than any other year. That’s the way I like it. The one notable exception this year was my …

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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 …

Solo bikepacking across the Alps

With only two weeks to go until the Tour des Stations ultrafondo (240km and 8200m of climbing), it was crunch time. I felt massively underprepared and still needed some BIG days in the saddle to …

Why do you ride?

Nearing the top of the Col de la Croix in the Alpes Vaudoises

“Why do you ride?” I was asked this question a few months ago by Cyclist Magazine who had come to the Alpes vaudoises to shoot videos on riding in my home region. This ended up …

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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 …

Growing up

I met Dan in June 2010. I was in the Dolomites for a cycling tour and was looking to connect with local riders on the rest day; at the time he was living in Brunico …

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Inspiring Mountain Experiences

Trail running Via Valais, Zermatt and the Matterhorn

I still remember flipping through the pages of Uli Wiesmeier’s Rocks Around the World and vibrating with excitement. Even more, I felt determined. The combination of strong photography and vivid storytelling around a subject I …

Under the Watchful Eye

This story is part of a collection of humorous moments we found in the way back when archives. They have little to do with Alps’ mountain sports, but everything to do with the moments in …